History YMMV / BonnieAndClyde

22nd Oct '17 9:26:10 AM ooh
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* CriticalDissonance: Despite being such a huge success, most critics were repulsed by the film's violence and romanticization of the titular outlaws. One of the few critics that lauded the film, Pauline Kael, quit the ''New Republic'' newspaper when they refused to publish her review.

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* CriticalDissonance: Despite being such a huge success, commercial success and its current reputation as a classic, most critics at the time were repulsed by the film's violence and romanticization of the titular outlaws. One of the few critics that lauded the film, Pauline Kael, quit the ''New Republic'' newspaper when they refused to publish her review.
16th Sep '17 12:34:18 PM Kitchen90
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: WordOfGod may have said that Clyde is supposed to be impotent, but the movie never states so and his entire sexual behaviour comes across much more like {{Asexuality}}. (For example: Why doesn't he try to please the very frustrated Bonnie in other ways than penetrative sex, if he is sexually attracted to her but just suffers from ED? How come his supposed chronic physical problem just spontaneously resolves itself in the end without comment? Why does he act so very awkward when they first try to have sex, and doesn't give himself more than a few seconds time to react to Bonnie's touch before giving up?) Considering this was made in the 60s and the general expectation of AManIsAlwaysEager, it's entirely possible that the writer based Clyde's behaviour on somebody who actually was asexual, but who he thought must be impotent. Or that WordOfGod actually meant "unwilling to have sex" but didn't have a better word for it, in the same way that asexual women were called "frigid".

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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: An outlaw couple makes it to the end, in a car, then they get a rain of bullets for their troubles.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: WordOfGod may have said that Clyde is supposed to be impotent, but the movie never states so and his entire sexual behaviour comes across much more like {{Asexuality}}. (For {{Asexuality}}.
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example: Why doesn't he try to please the very frustrated Bonnie in other ways than penetrative sex, if he is sexually attracted to her but just suffers from ED? How come his supposed chronic physical problem just spontaneously resolves itself in the end without comment? Why does he act so very awkward when they first try to have sex, and doesn't give himself more than a few seconds time to react to Bonnie's touch before giving up?) up?)
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Considering this was made in the 60s and the general expectation of AManIsAlwaysEager, it's entirely possible that the writer based Clyde's behaviour on somebody who actually was asexual, but who he thought must be impotent. Or that WordOfGod actually meant "unwilling to have sex" but didn't have a better word for it, in the same way that asexual women were called "frigid".
28th Aug '17 4:40:57 AM ClintEastwood
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* AwardSnub: Losing out on nearly all of the major Oscar categories, despite the recognition it received by (some) critics as an innovator for the cinematic landscape. Additionally, it failed to even earn a ''nomination'' for Best Film Editing.

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* AwardSnub: Losing out on nearly all of the major Oscar categories, despite the recognition it received by (some) critics as an innovator for the cinematic landscape. Additionally, it failed to even earn a ''nomination'' for Best Film Editing. Creator/RogerEbert once said that the moment he lost faith in the Academy Awards was when ''Bonnie and Clyde'' failed to win Best Picture.
21st Aug '17 9:07:22 AM HBarnill
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* NightmareFuel: Right after Sheriff Frank [[SpitefulSpit spits on Bonnie]], the look of [[BerserkButton absolute anger and hate]] on Clyde's face right before delivering a NoHoldSBarredBeatdown to Frank is ''terrifying''.

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* NightmareFuel: Right after Sheriff Frank [[SpitefulSpit spits on Bonnie]], the look of [[BerserkButton absolute anger and hate]] on Clyde's face right before delivering a NoHoldSBarredBeatdown NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Frank is ''terrifying''.
21st Aug '17 9:06:36 AM HBarnill
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* NightmareFuel: Right after Sherrie Frank [[SpitefulSpit spits on Bonnie]], the look of [[BerserkButton absolute anger and hate]] on Clyde's face right before delivering a NoHoldSBarredBeatdown to Frank is ''terrifying''.

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* NightmareFuel: Right after Sherrie Sheriff Frank [[SpitefulSpit spits on Bonnie]], the look of [[BerserkButton absolute anger and hate]] on Clyde's face right before delivering a NoHoldSBarredBeatdown to Frank is ''terrifying''.
21st Aug '17 9:06:06 AM HBarnill
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* NightmareFuel: Right after Sherrie Frank [[SpitefulSpit spits on Bonnie]], the look of [[BerserkButton absolute anger and hate]] on Clyde's face right before delivering a NoHoldSBarredBeatdown to Frank is ''terrifying''.
16th Aug '17 7:49:13 PM KingClark
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* VindicatedByHistory: The violent demise of the title two characters was considered a dealbreaker for a number of critics at the time the movie was released, who argued that the film glorified violence. Not too long after, the sheer brutality of the scene instead became praised for its audacity, and the other aspects of the film were viewed in a more positive light.
26th May '17 7:00:09 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: WordOfGod may have said that Clyde is supposed to be impotent, but the movie never states so and his entire sexual behaviour comes across much more like {{Asexuality}}. (For example: Why doesn't he try to please the very frustrated Bonnie in other ways than penetrative sex, if he is sexually attracted to her but just suffers from ED? How come his supposed chronic physical problem just spontaneously resolves itself in the end without comment? Why does he act so very awkward when they first try to have sex, and doesn't give himself more than a few seconds time to react to Bonnie's touch before giving up?) Considering this was made in the 60s and the general expectation of AManIsAlwaysEager, it's entirely possible that the writer based Clyde's behaviour on somebody who actually was asexual, but who he thought must be impotent. Or that WordOfGod actually meant "unwilling to have sex" but didn't have a better word for it, in the same way that asexual women were called "frigid".
-->'''Clyde:''' I might as well tell you right off: I ain’t much of a lover boy. That don’t mean nothing personal about you. I mean… I… I never saw no percentage in it.
8th Apr '17 3:52:00 PM Ezclee4050
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was actually the second biographical film about the couple, after 1958's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bonnie_Parker_Story The Bonnie Parker Story]]'', where she teams up with [[NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed "Guy Darrow"]] and his gang. Likewise, films on the OutlawCouple trope inspired by the duo include Creator/FritzLang's ''You Only Live Once'' and Joseph H. Lewis' BMovie classic ''Film/GunCrazy''. The latter film features much of the Freudian subtext between guns and sex in this film, and indeed Creator/FrancoisTruffaut made the film's screenwriters watch that film during his brief involvement during pre-production. There was also Edward Anderson's 1937 novel ''Thieves Like Us'', which was adapted by Creator/NicholasRay in 1948 as ''They Live By Night'' (and remade under the novel's title by Creator/RobertAltman in 1974).

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was actually the second biographical film about the couple, after 1958's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bonnie_Parker_Story The Bonnie Parker Story]]'', where she teams up with [[NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed "Guy Darrow"]] and his gang. Likewise, films on the OutlawCouple trope inspired by the duo include Creator/FritzLang's ''You Only Live Once'' and Joseph H. Lewis' BMovie classic ''Film/GunCrazy''. The latter film features much of the Freudian subtext between guns and sex in this film, and indeed Creator/FrancoisTruffaut made the film's screenwriters watch that film during his brief involvement during pre-production. There was also Edward Anderson's 1937 novel ''Thieves Like Us'', which was adapted by Creator/NicholasRay in 1948 as ''They Live By Night'' (and [[Film/ThievesLikeUs remade under the novel's title title]] by Creator/RobertAltman in 1974).
7th Apr '17 10:25:53 PM Ezclee4050
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was actually the second biographical film of the story, after 1958's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bonnie_Parker_Story The Bonnie Parker Story]]'', where she teams up with [[NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed "Guy Darrow"]] and his gang. Likewise, films on the OutlawCouple trope inspired by the duo include Creator/FritzLang's ''You Only Live Once'' and Joseph H. Lewis' BMovie classic ''Film/GunCrazy''. The latter film features much of the Freudian subtext between guns and sex in this film, and indeed Creator/FrancoisTruffaut made the film's screenwriters watch that film during his brief involvement during pre-production. There was also Edward Anderson's 1937 novel ''Thieves Like Us'', which was adapted by Creator/NicholasRay in 1948 as ''They Live By Night'' (and remade under the novel's title by Creator/RobertAltman in 1974).

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was actually the second biographical film of about the story, couple, after 1958's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bonnie_Parker_Story The Bonnie Parker Story]]'', where she teams up with [[NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed "Guy Darrow"]] and his gang. Likewise, films on the OutlawCouple trope inspired by the duo include Creator/FritzLang's ''You Only Live Once'' and Joseph H. Lewis' BMovie classic ''Film/GunCrazy''. The latter film features much of the Freudian subtext between guns and sex in this film, and indeed Creator/FrancoisTruffaut made the film's screenwriters watch that film during his brief involvement during pre-production. There was also Edward Anderson's 1937 novel ''Thieves Like Us'', which was adapted by Creator/NicholasRay in 1948 as ''They Live By Night'' (and remade under the novel's title by Creator/RobertAltman in 1974).
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