VINTAGE FILM Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

Widely considered to be the first major film to glorify criminal violence, Bonnie and Clyde was intended at first to be a French New Wave film; its eventual star and producer, Warren Beatty, bought the rights to the script after Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard passed on the project; it became something a little more colorful. 50 years later, is it still the must-see film of 1967?

Director: Arthur Penn

Screenplay by: David Newman, Robert Benton

Starring: Estelle Parsons, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Michael J. Pollard, Warren Beatty

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Supporting Actress (Estelle Parsons - won), Supporting Actor (Hackman and Pollard). BAFTA nominations for Best Film, Best Foreign Actor (Beatty).

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