History YMMV / BonnieAndClyde

25th Jan '18 4:15:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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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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''.''terrifying''.
** The ambush that kills the protagonists remains gruesome and horrifying even today, and was considered even more so when it was released. If you look closely, you can even see a bit of Clyde's scalp fly off.
31st Dec '17 3:44:12 PM ClintEastwood
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Creator/WarnerBros wasn't expecting the film to work at all, but it was a megahit and helped change the way filmmakers would depict violence in future works.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Creator/WarnerBros wasn't expecting Creator/WarnerBrothers had so little faith in the film that, in an unprecedented move, it offered its first-time producer Creator/WarrenBeatty 40% of the gross instead of a minimal fee. The movie then went on to work at all, but it gross over $50 million. Jack L. Warner, who was a megahit already angry with Beatty over past disagreements, despised the film and helped change clashed frequently with Beatty throughout the way filmmakers would depict violence in future works.film's production. During his screening of the film, Warner excused himself three times use the restroom and later called it "a three piss picture".
31st Dec '17 3:42:14 PM ClintEastwood
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* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** C.W. Moss became a popular enough character to earn Michael J. Pollard a bit of a cult following. There was even a tongue-in-cheek campaign to draft him as a presidential candidate in 1968.
** Creator/GeneWilder in his film debut as the dorky undertaker who gets his car stolen by the Barrow gang made a strong impression with just a few minutes of screen time.

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EnsembleDarkhorse: C.W. Moss became a popular enough character to earn Michael J. Pollard a bit of a cult following. There was even a tongue-in-cheek campaign to draft him as a presidential candidate in 1968.
** Creator/GeneWilder in his film debut as the dorky undertaker who gets his car stolen by the Barrow gang made a strong impression with just a few minutes of screen time.
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* OneSceneWonder: Creator/GeneWilder in his film debut as the dorky undertaker who gets his car stolen by the Barrow gang made a strong impression with just a few minutes of screen time.
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.
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