A film by Arthur Penn
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Producer: Tatira Hiller, Warner Bros, Warren Beaty
Screenplay: David Newman, Robert Benton
Cinematography: Burnett Guffey
"They’re young, they’re in love and they kill people." was the effective publicity line of this most stylish and uncompromising of gangster pictures based on a true story. In this film, the bank robbers are portrayed as heroic and romantic-star-crosses-lovers caught up in a whirl of violence and passion, meticulously evoked by posed photographes in sepia. The black comedy moves inevitably toward the much imitated ending in slow motion-the pair die in a hail of bullets.