Bonnie and Clyde Film Summary & Analysis

Arthur Penn
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Bonnie and Clyde opens to a gold Warner Brothers shield. It is followed by blurry snapshots of the Barrow and Parker families depicting the childhoods of Bonnie and Clyde. Mixed in with cast and crew credits, these pictures appear on a dark background and are accompanied by the clicking sound of a camera shutter.

The last two title cards describe the film's major protagonist, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. They read: "Bonnie Parker - was born in Rowena, Texas, 1910 and then moved to West Dallas. In 1931 she worked in a café before beginning her career in crime. Clyde Barrow - was born to a family of sharecroppers. As a young man he became a small-time thief and robbed a gas station. He served two years for armed robbery and was released on good behavior in 1931."

The last title card disperses into a colorful close-up...

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