David Newman, Robert Benton, Robert Towne [uncredited] and Warren Beatty [uncredited] (script and writing), Arthur Penn (director) Bonnie and Clyde / 1967
With Arthur Penn’s death this year at the end of September, I determined to review his noted film, Bonnie and Clyde, a movie I saw when it originally appeared in the theaters in 1967. Few of the early reviews had been particularly positive when I saw the film at Madison, Wisconsin’s Orpheum Theatre. Time magazines glowing appreciation changed all that. I absolutely loved the movie without really comprehending why I did so. But I remember trying to talk about it with others and attempting to share some of my feelings. In that sense it may have been one of my first attempts at movie reviewing, even though I used my voice instead of a pen.
Los Angeles, October 4, 2010