Bonnie And Clyde (48:38)
Beautiful people are bank-robbing rage-against-the-machiners in the 71st T100P podcast. Enjoy Warren Beatty now because this fine performance represents his only AFI movie. Faye Dunaway is his equal while Gene Hackman and the supporting cast also get ‘er done. This flick ushered in a new era in Hollywood. Hear what we thought of it!
Info about the real Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow
Info about the French New Wave
Links to: Estelle Parsons and Michael J. Pollard and Arthur Penn and Burnett Guffey and Dede Allen
1967 Academy Award winners and nominees
The violent death of B&C on YouTube
Bonnie’s ballad, “The Story Of Bonnie And Clyde”
Next week on the T100P: Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
3 thoughts on “Bonnie And Clyde (1967)”
Not 100 podcast on ‘Ishtar?’ 😉
Yeah, I can totally see how 1967 critics and audiences would have been so taken aback by B & C at first viewing so as to not think they liked it. That happened to me the first time I saw ‘Reservoir Dogs’ and ‘Pulp Fiction.’ I just was not ready for their rawness.
Ishtar is on the short list. Funny, actually, how we neglected to mention that renowned dud.
Agreed about how B&C shook people up, but also, this movie was a big part of the change that was already coming. Who likes change? Some people, sure, but most of us resent something or someone horning in, trying to upend all we know (or to outdo a formula that had worked so well in the past….in this case, gangster films).
I had never seen ‘Ishtar’ until about three years ago, when I found a $1.00 VHS copy at a local used bookstore and couldn’t resist picking it up. I found it’s actually not nearly as bad as its reputation. Parts of it are actually quite funny — but its awful reputation might still be even funnier.