Bonnie and Clyde 3.0 stars

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Arthur Penn's Dust Bowl fairy tale, in crackling crisp color, about two romantic runaways, a would-be Robert Taylor and a would-be Jean Arthur, who build a legend around themselves with crime headlines, publicity photos, and sophomoric poems, who achieve sexual success in a wheat field after some earlier worries about impotence ("You were just fine"), and who die the deaths of martyrs under a frightening shower of police bullets. A trend-mad movie: Depression-period clothes, Southern dialects, and bluegrass banjos flaunted as cultural exoticisms; guns treated as explicit phallic symbols; violence portrayed in a voluptuous style heavy on special effects and slow-motion. Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Michael J. Pollard, and Gene Wilder. 1967.

Duncan Shepherd

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