Bonnie and Clyde

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Publication: 1967

"Bonnie and Clyde" was a romantic and humorous interpretation of the life of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. The 1967 film broke new ground in its depiction of sex and violence and used modern filmmaking techniques inspired by French New Wave directors. Historical accuracy was marginalized to evoke sympathy among viewers for the crime pair. The project was a success and was influential in the use of graphic violence in the film industry.

Title

Bonnie and Clyde

Date

Publication: 1967

Description

"Bonnie and Clyde" was a romantic and humorous interpretation of the life of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. The 1967 film broke new ground in its depiction of sex and violence and used modern filmmaking techniques inspired by French New Wave directors. Historical accuracy was marginalized to evoke sympathy among viewers for the crime pair. The project was a success and was influential in the use of graphic violence in the film industry.

Rights

Copyright; use considered fair according to the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

Format

Film stills

Source

MSS0412, James G. Stahlman Historical Autograph Collection, Leopold, Nathan folder

Files

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Citation

“Bonnie and Clyde,” Gallery, accessed December 14, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/758.