Bonnie and Clyde: Continually Shocking Audiences

        Bonnie and Clyde, directed by Arthur Penn in 1967, is such an amazing film. I have seen this movie about three times, but it had been a while since I had seen it. Even though I knew throughout the entire movie that Bonnie and Clyde were killed at the end, it is always still a disappointment to see it happen. I love the era that this movie takes place; the hair, the clothes, and the cars absolutely make this movie for me. I really feel that I should have lived in the days of bank robberies, despite the Depression.

        This film has an absolutely amazing cast that is still making plenty of movies. Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, and Gene Wilder are just a few to name. Faye Dunaway was so young in this film, and she was absolutely beautiful. Her character was so rebellious and wanted to see what was out there.

        The film starts out with Bonnie and Clyde meeting each other, and she is intrigued by his bank robbing abilities. She quickly decides she wants to make this her lifestyle too. They pick up a young boy, C. W. Moss (Michael J. Pollard), at a gas station to be their driver. Soon after that they meet up with Clyde's brother, Buck (Gene Hackman), and his new obnoxious wife, Blanche (Estelle Parsons). She is a preacher's daughter and seems to cause more trouble than she is worth. They become huge news in the newspapers, and many people want to help them out as much as possible for some reason. Nevertheless, the bank robbing begins to get to get to Bonnie, and she wants to start off fresh with no reputation. However, when they are deciding to calm down and not do much anymore, they get set up by the young driver's father (Dub Taylor).

        Again, I absolutely loved this film. I think all of these actors have made excellent movies in the past. Bonnie and Clyde was only the beginning of their amazing careers as actors and movie stars.

Danielle Cain

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