Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Bonnie and Clyde

Minor felons, Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty), meet by chance, are quickly drawn to each other and embark on a crime spree that cannot end well.

'Bonnie and Clyde' is one of a series of classic films screening over the year at Sydney's Randwick Ritz to celebrate the cinema's 80th anniversary. It also is the 50th anniversary of 'Bonnie and Clyde's' release.

Surprisingly, given how much time I spend at the cinema, this is my first ever viewing of the film. It must have seemed a very violent affair half a century ago given that the impact of the violence is still stunning today. There is a fascinating assemblage of supporting characters and Dunaway's and Beatty's charismatic coupling still resonates.