Sunday, May 23, 2010
As has been previously discussed, Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde is definitely a film and not a documentary; nevertheless, in this, the movie's final scene, the viewer is able to glean something of what it must have been like for the real Bonnie & Clyde to go out in a blazing hail of steel-jacketed bullets - some 130 in all - when they were ambushed near Black Lake, Louisiana.
Today a museum in nearby Gibsland commemorates the lives and deaths of the notorious criminals, featuring the car used by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in the film, as seen in the clip above. The clip also features Dub Taylor as Ivan Moss (who Dunaway refers to as Malcolm, for some reason, just one of the film's many gaffes).
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