Bonnie & Clyde
Bonnie & Clyde ★★★½ 1967
Based on the biographies of the violent careers of Bonnie Parker (Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Beatty), who roamed the Southwest robbing banks. In the Depression era, when any job, even an illegal one, was cherished, money, greed, and power created an unending cycle of violence and fury. Highly controversial and influential, with pronounced bloodshed (particularly the pairs balletic and bullet-ridden end) that spurred mainstream cinematic proliferation. Established Dunaway as a star; produced by Beatty in one of his best performances. 111m/C VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc . Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Denver Pyle, Gene Wilder, Dub Taylor, Evans Evans; D: Arthur Penn; W: David Newman, Robert Ben-ton; C: Burnett Guffey; M: Charles Strouse. Oscars '67: Cinematog., Support. Actress (Parsons); AFI '98: Top 100, Natl. Film Reg. '92;; N.Y. Film Critics '67: Screenplay; Natl. Soc. Film Critics '67: Screenplay, Support. Actor (Hackman); Writers Guild '67: Orig. Screenplay.