Friday, November 29, 2019
"Bonnie and Clyde" were less innocent than "Queen and Slim"
“Bonnie and Clyde” (1967, Warner Brothers, directed by Arthur Penn) comes to mind now because of a parallel to “Queen and Slim” (from Universal) in theaters now.
Bonnie (Faye Dunnaway) is bored with waitressing and falls in love with Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty, who was a heartthrob in those days), and they go on their famous crime spree of bank robberies and smash and grab jobs.
The difference, of course, from QS is that Bonnie and Clyde have no innocence. They have original sin.
This seems to be a film I saw in grad school days in Lawrence, KS.