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Five Leftist Films That Don’t Make My Skin Crawl

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Posted on August 3 2010 8:00 am

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After the demise of the Hays Code, the Hollywood Left took control by pushing all limits in terms of content. Hollywood had been fairly conservative for a long time and many on the Left were pushing for a backlash. One way of doing that was by romanticizing a story about two bank robbers in order to create a bleeding heart tale that painted the two as victims instead of criminals. Therefore, this film is more leftist because of why it was made though the film was championed by the Hollywood “liberals.” Warren Beatty got Arthur Penn to direct the project and the end result was a memorable film about two love stricken gangsters.

Both Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway give excellent performances that certainly make the dangerous duo far more interesting than Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow ever were in real life. Gene Hackman also did a good job as Buck, Clyde’s brother. Bonnie and Clyde has many memorable scenes and car chases that make this little adventure worth watching. Dunaway played a commanding role that dominated much of the picture. The shots of her holding a gun and clenching a cigar with her teeth are far more memorable than the actual photos of Bonnie Parker.

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