Bonnie and Clyde
Most recently screened in January 2013
Director: Arthur Penn. Cast: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Denver Pyle, Dub Taylor, Mabel Cavitt, Ann Palmer, Evans Evans, Gene Wilder, Ken Mayer. Screenplay: David Newman and Robert Benton.

Twitter Capsule: Destroys the curve for everyone. Robs New Wave blind while projecting its own earnestness and originality. Magic.

Second Capsule: Amazing that all its tricks, devices, and inconsistencies come together so powerfully. Daring, dangerous classic.

VOR:   Exemplary as both comment upon and reiteration of the U.S.'s mid-60s intensities of violence, sexual friction, and social unrest. Unparalleled Americanization of French New Wave.

Photo © 1967 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

(in November 2012: A–)

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Arthur Penn
Best Actress: Faye Dunaway
Best Actor: Warren Beatty
Best Supporting Actress: Estelle Parsons
Best Supporting Actor: Gene Hackman
Best Supporting Actor: Michael J. Pollard
Best Original Screenplay: David Newman and Robert Benton
Best Cinematography: Burnett Guffey
Best Costume Design: Theodora Van Runkle

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Arthur Penn
Best Actress (Drama): Faye Dunaway
Best Actor (Drama): Warren Beatty
Best Supporting Actor: Michael J. Pollard
Best Screenplay: David Newman & Robert Benton
Most Promising Newcomer, Male: Michael J. Pollard

Other Awards:
Writers Guild of America: Best Written American Original Screenplay; Best Written American Drama
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Screenplay
National Society of Film Critics: Best Supporting Actor (Hackman); Best Screenplay
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Promising Newcomer, Female (Dunaway; also cited for Hurry Sundown); Most Promising Newcomer, Male (Pollard)

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