Bonnie and Clyde

Arthur Penn (director)
David Newman, Robert Benton (screenwriters)
Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman (starring)

Paris: Paris Match, 1968. Vintage borderless press photograph, with bottom margin, of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in a Paris cafe, having arrived in Paris for the January 24, 1968 Moulin Rouge Premiere of the 1967 film. Six "Paris Match" stamps and an "International Magazine Service" stamp, dated "28 Jan 1968" on verso.

Perhaps the most significant film for the New Hollywood generation, with its mix of graphic violence, sex and humor, and a glamourous take on disaffected youth. Its portrayal of violence and ambiguity in regard to moral values, and 'shock' ending, divided critics. One critic, Pauline Kael, came to its rescue, stating that "in a sense, it is the absence of sadism... it is the violence without sadism... that throws the audience off balance at Bonnie and Clyde. The brutality that comes out of this innocence is far more shocking than the calculated brutalities of mean killers."

Winner of two Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actress, nominated for eight others including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. Selected for the National Film Registry in 1992.

Shot on location in Texas and California.

9.5 x 7 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry. Ebert I. Grant US. Penzler, 101 Greatest Films of Mystery and Suspense. Rosenbaum 1000. Scorsese, A Personal Journey Through American Movies. Spicer US.

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