Bonnie and Clyde

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

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1967. Vintage studio still photograph of director Arthur Penn and actors Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty resting between takes while filming on location for the 1967 film, with cinematographer Burnett Guffey looking on to the right. With manuscript pencil and ink annotations regarding cropping on the verso, along with a provenance stamp.

From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.

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 moral ambiguity and bloody ending divided audiences, leading critic Pauline Kael to come to its rescue: "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."

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning two, including Best Cinematography for Guffey.

Shot on location in Texas and California.

7.5 x 9.75 inches. Very Good plus overall.

National Film Registry. Ebert I. Grant US. Penzler 101. Rosenbaum 1000. Scorsese, A Personal Journey Through American Movies. Spicer US.

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