A few years back I took a film history course that changed my life forever. It required two sessions: one which was two times a week for an hour and a half, and a second one that was a 3-hour session for movie screenings. I remember that we had to write mini reviews about the films we watched on those screenings. I watched so many hard-to-find films, and (cult) classics that all I wanted to do was learn film history. One of the movies that I loved was Bonnie and Clyde (1967). I remember reading about it before but never got to watch it until that glorious Friday screening.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) expanded my visual knowledge to another level. This romantic movie about a couple of fugitives introduced myself to a whole new array of vintage classics that weren’t monster movies (like the ones I used to watch). And those were crime films with an almost excessive level of violence that (was) seduced (by) censorship. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) was a pioneer in that aspect, and it also lead me to watch more films about delinquent couples, like Natural Born Killers (1994) and Thelma and Louise (1991). Bonnie and Clyde (1968) was also my first ultra-violence experience from the 60’s, which makes it highly relevant to my thesis theme. Continue reading