Bonnie and Clyde*

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Bonnie and Clyde*

  • 1967 ----- color ----- 112 min ----- laserdisc
  • (Directed by Arthur Penn; with Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons) Although few scenes in this powerful film are representative of the true facts, Bonnie and Clyde is a landmark film that permanently established the status of its stars, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, and its inventive director, Arthur Penn. The approach was simple: show the story everyone wants to see, forget the facts, and immerse the fiction in a heavy, colorful documentary atmosphere to make it appear factual, real, and, most importantly, significant. Thematically, it deals with such various subjects as displaced sexuality, kinship, alienation, and dehumanization. (Includes Original Theatrical Trailer) [Letterboxed} (Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (History: American, Law, Motion Pictures: Features, United States)