Skip to comments.'Bonnie and Clyde' at 50: Ultraviolent gangster film changed American cinema
Posted on 08/13/2017 6:07:30 PM PDT by BorgesEdited on 08/13/2017 8:45:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
So proclaimed the trailer for "Bonnie and Clyde" when it hit the theaters in Aug. 1967.
On the surface, the tagline to Arthur Penn's groundbreaking gangster film about young lovers on the run from authority snugly fit into the Summer of Love. Well, at least two-thirds of it.
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an FBI story many people don’t know:
The Feds got word their gang was at a rural fishing lodge next to one of the Great Lakes, I forget which.
They bust in to the Lodge restaurant with tommy guns blazing, and mow down four people DEAD, just basically leadHosed down the whole joint.
But they got the gang, right?
They got NONE of them —the gang made a clean getaway.
The FBI attacked the wrong part of the hotel.
Did the FBI get away with it?
It was a mini-Waco, basically. Or mini Oregon highway ambush, take your pick.
My Father grew up in the same tiny town, Bascom, Florida, where Faye Dunnaway was born. My Brother-in-Law attended Florida State and even had a class with her.
It was a good movie but they did a horrible job of portraying Frank Hamer. So bad that his family successfully sued the picture company. I think the amount they settled for was never disclosed but said to be substantial.
Mr. Crowther panned B&C, and the NYT readership complained. This resulted in his dismissal.
It was a LOUSY movie and slow-mo of bullets going into and out of bodies was and still is DISGUSTING!
It is a cheap piece of bald-faced slapstick comedy that treats the hideous depredations of that sleazy, moronic pair as though they were as full of fun and frolic as the jazz-age cut-ups in Thoroughly Modern Millie... [S]uch ridiculous, camp-tinctured travesties of the kind of people these desperadoes were and of the way people lived in the dusty Southwest back in those barren years might be passed off as candidly commercial movie comedy, nothing more, if the film weren't reddened with blotches of violence of the most grisly sort...
This blending of farce with brutal killings is as pointless as it is lacking in taste, since it makes no valid commentary upon the already travestied truth. And it leaves an astonished critic wondering just what purpose Mr. Penn and Mr. Beatty think they serve with this strangely antique, sentimental claptrap.
Little Bohemia Lodge
I do believe their biggest haul was $1500. Apparently Clyde Barrow had a problem in the lovemaking department. He did more than ok in the end of the movie. True? Go Figure. The movie: the best scene was his brother, played by Gene Hackman, dying-dramatic scene.
You may be confusing Bonnie & Clyde with the raid on the Little Bohemia Lodge in Wisconsin, wherein the feds were after John Dillinger. Some innocent people were killed, and Dillinger did escape.
Yes, thank you..!!
You are completely correct, thank you..!
I made a mistake.
sorry I was wrong....Dillinger was at the Little Bohemia Lodge, where the feds screwed the pooch.
Post 13, above.
No YOUR Mobsters...
Who was given up by a Women in Red?
He was absolutely correct!
Yes, something I'll never forget.
The film came out when I was in eighth grade, and I went to see it with a gang of my band buddies.
After the picnic love scene, when Faye Dunaway is lying on her back looking satisfied, and Warren Beatty whispers something in her ear, my friend from trumpet section said out loud "all it takes is a Coke bottle!" There were many giggles in the dark around us.
I didn't really know what he was talking about, but I knew it was dirty.
Do you dislike the murder of Sonny scene in ‘The Godfather’? It was directly inspired by B&C.
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