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Bonnie and Clyde

There are two movies that have been made towards the Bonnie and Clyde legacy. One was made back in the year 1967, Directed by Arthur Penn and had an executive producer of whom is Warren beatty. The newer version made in 2013 , was directed by Bruce Beresford and had an executive producer of Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. Though known today for his dozen-or-so bank robberies, Barrow in fact preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and committed several civilian murders. Even during their lifetimes, the couple's depiction in the press was at considerable odds with the struggle of reality of their life on the road, particularly in the case of Bonnie Parker. Even though she was physically present at a hundred or more felonies during her two years as Barrow's companion, she was not the machine gun-wielding cartoon killer portrayed in the newspapers, newsreels, and, particularly, the pulpy detective magazines of the day. Gang member W. D. Jones was unsure whether he had ever seen her fire at officers. Parker's reputation as a cigar-smoking gun shooter grew out of a playful snapshot found abandoned by police at a hideout, released to the press, and published nationwide, while she did chain-smoke Camel cigarettes, she was not a cigar smoker.
Author-historian Jeff Guinn explains that it was these very photos that put the outlaws on the media map and launched their legend: "John Dillinger had matinee-idol good looks and Pretty Boy Floyd had the best possible nickname, but the Joplin photos introduced new criminal superstars with the most titillating trademark of all—illicit sex. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were young and unmarried. They undoubtedly slept together—after all, the girl smoked cigars.... Without Bonnie, the media outside Texas might have dismissed Clyde as a…...

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