Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 biographical crime film directed by Arthur Penn, starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman and Estelle Parsons.
Based on the true story of the notorious American criminal couple during the Great Depression, the film centered around the love and fall of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow with their gang: Young waitress Bonnie Parker was bored with life when she met Clyde Barrow, who was freshly out of prison and still wanted to continue the life of crime. Intrigued with each other, they fell in love later and began their crime spree, which shifted into high gear once the duo hooked up with C.W Moss, Buck and Blanche Barrow. The gang turned to robbing banks and became more violent, which resulted in their notoriety being known across the country.
Bonnie and Clyde is regarded as not only a landmark film but also one of the first of the New Hollywood era. Its success gave rise for the sex and violence scenes to be more open in films. Its iconic ending was deemed “one of the bloodiest death scenes in cinematic history.”
At the 40th Academy Awards in 1968, Bonnie and Clyde won two for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Estelle Parsons) and Best Cinematography, other nominations were Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Warren Beatty), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Faye Dunaway), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Gene Hackman), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Michael J. Pollard), Best Director, Best Writing, Story and Screenplay – Written Directly for the Screen and Best Costume Design.
Below are photos of the duo in the film:
|Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway sit in a car in a still from the film ‘Bonnie And Clyde,’ 1967. Photo from Fotos International.|
|Faye Dunaway smoking a cigarette while trying a hat on in a publicity image issued for the film ‘Bonnie And Clyde,’ 1967. Photo from Silver Screen Collection.|
|Warren Beatty as Clyde Barrow on the set of the crime drama ‘Bonnie And Clyde,’ 1967. Photo by Henry Gris.|
|Michael J Pollard, Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty, Estelle Parsons & Gene Hackman pose with machine guns in front of a car on the set of ‘Bonnie And Clyde,’ 1967. Photo from Columbia Tristar.|
|Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in a scene from the film ‘Bonnie And Clyde,’ 1967. Photo from Warner Bros.|