History YMMV / BonnieAndClyde

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).
7th Apr '17 3:59:03 PM Ezclee4050
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was actually the second film based on the real life events, 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 based on 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.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was actually the second biographical film based on of the real life events, 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 based on 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).
5th Apr '17 5:25:32 PM JulianLapostat
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->''Film/BonnieAndClyde [[BornInTheWrongCentury were out of their time]] in the 30s...If Bonnie and Clyde were here today, they would be [[{{Hipster}} hip]]. Their values have become assimilated in much of our culture -- [[EveryoneHasStandards not robbing banks and killing people, of course]], but [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority their style, their sexuality, their bravado, their delicacy, their cultivated arrogance, their narcissistic insecurity, their curious ambition]] have relevance to the way we live now. Of course, what makes them beautiful is [[UnbuiltTrope they didnít know it]]...They are not Crooks...They are people, and this film is, in many ways, about whatís going on now.''

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->''Film/BonnieAndClyde -->''Film/BonnieAndClyde [[BornInTheWrongCentury were out of their time]] in the 30s...If Bonnie and Clyde were here today, they would be [[{{Hipster}} hip]]. Their values have become assimilated in much of our culture -- [[EveryoneHasStandards not robbing banks and killing people, of course]], but [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority their style, their sexuality, their bravado, their delicacy, their cultivated arrogance, their narcissistic insecurity, their curious ambition]] have relevance to the way we live now. Of course, what makes them beautiful is [[UnbuiltTrope they didnít know it]]...They are not Crooks...They are people, and this film is, in many ways, about whatís going on now.''
5th Apr '17 5:25:16 PM JulianLapostat
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Audiences came out of the film rooting for the bad guys against the cops and their victims. The film-makers were fully trying to invoke this trope:
->''Film/BonnieAndClyde [[BornInTheWrongCentury were out of their time]] in the 30s...If Bonnie and Clyde were here today, they would be [[{{Hipster}} hip]]. Their values have become assimilated in much of our culture -- [[EveryoneHasStandards not robbing banks and killing people, of course]], but [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority their style, their sexuality, their bravado, their delicacy, their cultivated arrogance, their narcissistic insecurity, their curious ambition]] have relevance to the way we live now. Of course, what makes them beautiful is [[UnbuiltTrope they didnít know it]]...They are not Crooks...They are people, and this film is, in many ways, about whatís going on now.''
-->-- Screenwriters Robert Benton and David Newman, of Arthur Penn's ''Film/BonnieAndClyde'', excerpted from Mark Harris' ''Pictures of a Revolution''.
5th Apr '17 3:24:07 PM Ezclee4050
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was actually the second film based on the real life events, after 1958's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bonnie_Parker_Story The Bonnie Parker Story]]'', where she teams up with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed "Guy Darrow"]] and his gang. Likewise, films on the OutlawCouple trope based on 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.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was actually the second film based on the real life events, after 1958's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bonnie_Parker_Story The Bonnie Parker Story]]'', where she teams up with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed [[NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed "Guy Darrow"]] and his gang. Likewise, films on the OutlawCouple trope based on 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.
5th Apr '17 2:49:44 PM JulianLapostat
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was actually the second film based on the real life events, after 1958's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bonnie_Parker_Story The Bonnie Parker Story]]'', where she teams up with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed "Guy Darrow"]] and his gang.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was actually the second film based on the real life events, after 1958's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bonnie_Parker_Story The Bonnie Parker Story]]'', where she teams up with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed "Guy Darrow"]] and his gang. Likewise, films on the OutlawCouple trope based on 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.
5th Apr '17 2:41:42 PM Ezclee4050
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This was actually the second film based on the real life events, after 1958's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bonnie_Parker_Story The Bonnie Parker Story]]'', where she teams up with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed "Guy Darrow"]] and his gang.
5th Apr '17 2:34:40 PM Ezclee4050
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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.
4th Apr '17 7:26:13 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* {{Asexuality}}: 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 this. (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 ainít much of a lover boy. That donít mean nothing personal about you. I meanÖ IÖ I never saw no percentage in it.

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* {{Asexuality}}: WordOfGod may have said that Clyde is supposed AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Creator/WarnerBros wasn't expecting the film to be impotent, work at all, but it was a megahit and helped change the movie never states so and his entire sexual behaviour comes across much more like this. (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 ainít much of a lover boy. That donít mean nothing personal about you. I meanÖ IÖ I never saw no percentage
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