Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde / Edition 1

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Overview

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 volume includes freshly-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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521596978
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Series: Cambridge Film Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Arthur Penn's Enduring Gangsters Lester Friedman; 1. Making waves: the directing of Bonnie and Clyde Arthur Penn; 2. What's it really all about?: pictures at an execution David Newman; 3. 'It's never the way I knew them': searching for Bonnie and Clyde Diane Carson; 4. From 'fucking cops!' to 'fucking media!': Bonnie and Clyde for a Sixties America Steve Carr; 5. Model criminals: a visual analysis of Bonnie and Clyde Matthew Bernstein; 6. The haemorrhaging of American cinema: Bonnie and Clyde's legacy of film violence Stephen Prince; 7. Erasure and taboo: a queer reading of Bonnie and Clyde Liora Moriel; Reviews of Bonnie and Clyde; Filmography; Select bibliography; Index.

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