Monday, September 27, 2010
Bonnie and Clyde
The second Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) met, it was a bomb just waiting to go off. In just a few years, they would become the most notorious outlaws of the 1930's. They are joined by C.W. Moss (Michael J. Pollard), Clyde's brother Buck (Gene Hackman) and Buck's wife Blanche (Estelle Parsons), and they become "the Barrow gang".
The performances from Beatty, Dunaway, Hackman, Pollard and Parsons are excellent (even though I found Parsons annoying). The infamous "ballet of blood" at the end is gruesome yet poetic, violent yet beautiful. Arthur Penn's direction is vivid and expressive. One of the best movies of the 1960's.
My Rating: *****