Bonnie and Clyde

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British Film Institute, Jan 31, 2000 - Performing Arts - 80 pages
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This work presents an insight into the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, the film said to have changed American cinema, reinvigorating the gangster genre with European, New Wave techniques and a radically candid view of sex and violence. Bonnie and Clyde changed American cinema, reinvigorating the gangster genre with European, New Wave techniques and a radically candid view of sex and violence. Starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, the film caused a frenzy of controversy and paved the way for the "New Hollywood" of the 1970s.

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Lester D. Friedman teaches Film at Syracuse University and Medical Humanities at the SUNY-Health Science Center. He is the author of books and articles about multiculturalism in American cinema and the culture of medicine as depicted in American media.

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