Danijela Akrapovic ENGL 1104-70 John Berke Film Analysis Essay 2 2/10/2018 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 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 stores and gas stations for a living.
In the 20’s, the Mafia were the kingpins in the crime business, having taken advantage of prohibition of alcohol to make most of their money. The Mafia made most of their money by selling bootleg versions of alcohol, but they made money through various different ways, none of which were legal. They used many illegal activities to make money, most of which were in big plots to get the money, such as bribing and blackmailing politicians and officers, which was probably one of their biggest schemes to get money. They had many other, smaller, ways to get money for their organization. For example, they hijacked trucks filled with cargo, or bribed dock workers to cause an “accident” to get the exported cargo, both of which gave the Mafia large sums of money for each.
Chico ran the local Cartel and processed the raw material into cocaine for distribution in the city. The Snake proved himself to be fearless and efficient at completing this assignment. Working with Chico, The Snake” made use of his numerous contacts throughout the city to arrange for the distribution of the cocaine. It was a match made in heaven. The drug business began to grow from the streets of their city to an international trade, requiring a greater workforce.
Similarly, Marius goes against the cultural truth-value that everyone in society should follow the laws, specifically not stealing from others. Marius is a con man and actually makes a living from stealing form people. Marius too has to pay for his actions, and finds himself in a difficult situation when he is being hunted by the gangster whom he stole
SIMILARITIES Both the films have similarities in terms of: Theme - Both films have the premise of trying to compete with his illusions, self-made challenges and more, in short, it is man vs. himself. Tony is given agency to compete with his delusion and paranoia after he gains the necessary power and wealth to warrant excuses. He eventually starts berating his friend Manny and wife Elvira, and his paranoia becomes more rampant with his drug usage. He inflicted his hell upon himself while trying to manage it. This delusional paranoia and cocaine use is what brought him to his end.
Bootleggers became a profitable source of income for many and as a result they gained enormous power. Many bootleggers would bribe high political figures, securing there illegal business. People started buying alcohol in the black market and in pubs called “speakeasies”.As the prohibition era went on, fewer and fewer people were controlling the money made by bootlegging. Prohibition was apart of the Eighteenth amendment that prohibited the manufacture sale production of alcohol but not consumption or possession. Prohibition supporters, called “dries”, present it as a victory for public morals and health.
He found a job as a steward on a train which allowed him to make money and travel. Shorty told Malcolm he would be able to make even more money if he sold drugs and Malcolm didn’t hesitate to do so. He started out selling marijuana and eventually got into heavier drugs. His business was growing fast but it was also becoming a huge risk. Malcolm began carrying multiple guns with him in fear that a meeting would go bad and had to move around a lot when he noticed cops giving him suspicious looks.
This forced those individuals to commit acts of robbery in order to acquire the money needed to afford drugs. The same principle applies to the reasons for all other types of crime that increased, and exhibits how making drugs illegal actually worsens the quality of life for other citizens of the
The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre The Saint Valentines Day Massacre took place on February 14, 1929. Four unknown hitmen disguised as police officers walked into the notorious gangster, Bug Moran’s headquarters on North Clark Street in Chicago, Illinois. The four hitmen impersonating police officers acted like they were raiding Bug Moran’s warehouse where stored illegal liquor during the prohibition era. The hitmen lined Moran’s gang members against the wall in a firing squad execution manner. The hitman pulled out automatic tommy guns from under their coats and pumped lead into each of the seven North Side gang members.
It became the life for Blake. The narrator describes how “I saw that Blake’s romance with the street life and the hustler image had flowed dangerously” (Staples,2). The gangster life is anything, but safe. These people live a very dangerous life of violent acts. They commit murders and sell drugs.
Ana; State V Summer Ana and Summer both was arrested because the police were alert of someone wearing a scary mask willing to rob a bank. A specific-intent crime is an intent to commit a felony.” Addition to all this the Model Penal Code admits four categories to happened to be criminally culpable. (p 266). 18 USC. 2113(a) (c) (e) a law authorize largest sanction for bank robbery, providing a 20 years in person who “takes, or attempt to take.” Bank property by force and violence or by intimidation.” Ana decided to rob a bank.