Bonnie and Clyde

When the "Roaring Twenties" ended with a crash, the dark clouds of depression covered the body and soul. It reduced many of American's solid citizens to desperate people who would do anything they could to survive. Shanty towns, bread lines and riding the rails were common sights. Banks closed in many towns and cities, farmers were willing to go almost any place to improve their lives, even a little bit. The "dust bowl" certainly added to their misery, against this dark curtain a different kind of hero captured the imagination of many Americans. Desperados such as John Dillinger and Babyface Nelson drove through the Midwest robbing banks and gas stations. They were involved in wild "shoot-outs" with the law which captured newspaper headlines across the nation and a public following that rivaled movie stars and sports heroes. They became idols of sorts to the common man because they represented the law of survival. Leaving several dead men in their wake, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker had a career that lasted a little more than two years and yet, history has judged them to be two of the most fascinating criminals of that era. This video documentary is the factual story of Bonnie and Clyde as remembered by those people who knew them as family, friends, acquaintances and eye-witnesses to their escapades. This is their story as told by historians who have researched the facts to separate them from the fiction that seems to have followed Bonnie and Clyde as time goes by. This is the true story of Bonnie and Clyde; a twisted tale of love, family and violence. For Private Use only. This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

Director(s): Arthur Penn
Production: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 27 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.9
Metacritic:
81
Rotten Tomatoes:
89%
R (Restricted)
Year:
1967
111
6,406 Views

Clyde:
All right. All right. If all you want's a stud service, you get on back to West Dallas and you stay there the rest of your life. You're worth more than that, a lot more than that and you know it and that's why you're comin' along with me. You could find a lover boy on every damn corner in town. It don't make a damn to them whether you're waitin' on tables or pickin' cotton, but it does make a damn to me!

Bonnie:
Why?

Clyde:
Why? What's you mean, 'Why?' Because you're different, that's why. You know, you're like me. You want different things. You've got somethin' better than bein' a waitress. You and me travelin' together, we could cut a path clean across this state and Kansas and Missouri and Oklahoma and everybody'd know about it. You listen to me, Miss Bonnie Parker. You listen to me. Now how would you like to go walkin' into the dining room of the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas wearin' a nice silk dress and have everybody waitin' on you? Would you like that? That seem like a lot to ask? That ain't enough for you. You've got a right to that. You were born somewhere around East Texas, right?...Come from a big ol' family....You went to school, of course, but you didn't take to it much, because you was a lot smarter than everybody else, so you just up and quit one day. Now, when you was 16, 17, there was a guy who worked in a, in a ...right, cement plant, and you, you liked him, because he thought you were just as nice as you could be. And you almost married that guy, but then you thought no. You didn't think you would. So then you got you your job in a cafe. And now you wake up every mornin' and you hate it. You just hate it. You get on down there and you put on your white uniform.

Bonnie:
Pink, it's pink.

Clyde:
And them truckdrivers come in there to eat your greasy burgers and they kid ya, and you kid 'em back. But they're stupid and dumb boys with the big ol' tattooes on 'em, and you don't like it. And they ask ya on dates, and sometimes you go, but you mostly don't because all they're ever tryin' to do is get in your pants, whether you want 'em to or not. So you go on home and you sit in your room and you think, 'Now when and how am I ever gonna get away from this?' And now you know.

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