Bonnie and Clyde Film Summary & Analysis

Arthur Penn
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How are Bonnie and Clyde portrayed as heroes in the film?

The real Bonnie and Clyde were not as physically attractive as Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Explain why some critics have an issue with this casting.

Describe how the media affects Bonnie and Clyde's actions.

Discuss ways in which Blanche contradicts herself throughout the film.

Compare the character of Clyde Barrow to Jim Stark (James Dean) in Rebel Without A Cause.

Explain how Arthur Penn pays tribute to The Grapes of Wrath in this film.

In addition to guns, list and describe other symbols which were used in Bonnie and Clyde to suggest sexuality.

Describe Clyde's reaction to the butcher and why he was so surprised when the butcher came after him.

What is the purpose of the camera in the movie?

Compare the characters of Bonnie and Clyde to the protagonists of Terrence Malick's...

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