Film Analysis Of Bonnie And Clyde

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Danijela Akrapovic
ENGL 1104-70
John Berke
Film Analysis
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Film Analysis on Bonnie and Clyde
“Bonnie and Clyde” is a kind of a realistic, drama, comedy, tragic, gangster movie, which was produced by Warner Bros and directed by Arthur Penn. This movie was released in 1967 and it was based on real-life events. Bonnie and Clyde were two criminals who were traveling around central United States, robbing banks in the hope of becoming rich and famous. Before they began being partners in a crime, Bonnie was a hot, blonde waitress who worked in a café and did not like her job because boys who came to the café usually wanted to take advantage of her. On the other hand, Clyde was a young, handsome, small town thief who was robbing small
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The first scene that caught my attention was when they had robbed the bank and when Clyde shot the reckless bank clerk straight in his face. I didn’t like that scene because it forced me confront the collateral damage of their actions and it threw me a bit off guard. Throughout the movie, there was constant tension and Blanche’s screaming, trying to show that she is not really comfortable with a life that consists of crime. Running away from the police, they make a stop at the river site where the sheriff encounters them. They have succeeded to capture the sheriff. Then, Bonnie took Clyde’s gun and held it as she wanted to take a picture with the sheriff. This moment was very important for Bonnie and Clyde because they wanted to show the whole world they are in control, that they love their publicity, violence and symbolic attraction to guns. With this scene, they wanted to create their own image and be in the news so everyone can read about them. However, there is not any scene in the film that Clyde is not seen without his gun. By carrying his gun, he wanted to be an extraordinary man in Bonnie’s eyes. He wanted to have Bonnie be impressed with him. Certainly, by always having or carrying a gun, he wanted to hide his flaw of being

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