Thursday, August 13, 2015

8/13/1967 Bonnie and Clyde are unleashed

August 13, 1967.  This day in 1967 saw the release of Bonnie and Clyde which showed the vicious killers as movie stars.  Arthur Penn directed from a script by David Newman, Robert Benton, and Robert Towne.  The stars, of course, were Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, with smaller rolls for Gene Hackman and the inimitable Michael J. Pollard.

It was nominated for ten Oscars and won two. 

My favorite part was this revealing bit of dialog in which Clyde is invited to dream big.

Bonnie: What would you do if some miracle happened and we could walk out of here tomorrow morning and start all over again clean? No record and nobody after us, huh?
Clyde: Well, uh, I guess I’d do it all different. First off, I wouldn’t live in the same state where we pull our jobs. We’d live in another state. We’d stay clean there and then when we’d take a bank, we’d go into the other state.

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