'Bonnie and Clyde' is not a film about two real people famous for so many bank robberies and murders across the big country... It shows a new kind of fury in which people could be harm by weapons... The film, however, manages to carry the impression that these two youngsters took great pleasure in robbing banks and stores... It also suggests that it was very easy for them to fool the law?as certainly occurred in real life... Though merited punishment caught up with them, audiences laughed at their remarkable deeds and wanted them to get away...
The real Bonnie and Clyde were neither glamorous or attractive.
The real Bonnie and Clyde were neither glamorous or attractive. And they were largely unknown nationally until their violent deaths. One day alone during Bonnie's funeral, 20,000 people visited the funeral home where she laid in state and was mostly condemned by those who attended it out of curiosity as being the ruthless murderers they in fact were. No real Robin Hood types as glamorized by this film. The FBI was in its early days plagued by ineptness and disorganization. Plus many local police agencies were corrupt and uncooperative in their dealings with them. This movie takes great liberties with their portrayal of these uneducated white trash brutal criminals. If you want to know the actual facts, read the fascinating book "Public Enemies" by Bryan Burrough. It tells the 2 year story of the early days of the FBI, Bonnie and Clyde, Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barker Gang-among other bank robbers of the day. While this movie may work as entertainment, the true story of Bonnie and Clyde will sicken you.Show More