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Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde : Cambridge Film Handbooks Series - Lester D. Friedman

Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde

Cambridge Film Handbooks Series

By: Lester D. Friedman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th May 2000
ISBN: 9780521596978
Number Of Pages: 230

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Few films in the history of American cinema caused more intense critical discussion and greater emotional debate than Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde. This provocative portrayal of Depression-era life on the run, delivered with visual panache and a hip sensibility, ushered in what came to be categorized as 'the New American Cinema'. Focusing on a story set in the 1930s, yet clearly fashioned to resonate with the countercultural tenor of the 1960s, the film remains compelling for today's viewers by virtue of its central love story and inevitable tragedy, its subversive statement as well as its sympathetic connection to the communal impulse. This volume includes newly commissioned essays by leading scholars of Arthur Penn's work, as well as contributions from Penn himself and scriptwriter David Newman. They analyze the cultural history, technical brilliance, visual strategies, and violent imagery that marked Bonnie and Clyde as a significant turning point in American film.

Introduction: Arthur PennÆs Enduring Gangsters
Making waves: the directing of Bonnie
WhatÆs it really all about?: pictures at an execution
æItÆs never the way I knew themÆ: searching for Bonnie
From æfucking cops!Æ to æfucking media!Æ: Bonnie and Clyde for a Sixties America
Model criminals: a visual analysis of Bonnie
The haemorrhaging of American cinema: Bonnie and ClydeÆs legacy of film violence
Erasure and taboo: a queer reading of Bonnie
Reviews of Bonnie
Select bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521596978
ISBN-10: 0521596971
Series: Cambridge Film Handbooks Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 15th May 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.04 x 15.65  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.44

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