May you continue to inspire us, Arthur Penn.

The legendary film, Bonnie and Clyde (1966)  directed by Penn and starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, will always be one of my favorite films. Mr. Penn was a master at portraying social outsider themes and a man who stuck to his artistic principles.

Rest in Peace.

This film inspired a new generation with the story of Bonnie and Clyde and continues to do so with subsequent generations.

Arthur Penn and Faye Dunaway on the set of Bonnie and Clyde.

Me, being inspired by the real Bonnie Parker and Bonnie of 1966. 😉

Arthur Penn: A tribute to the ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ director by Chris Nashawaty

New York Times Piece on Arthur Penn

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5 responses to “May you continue to inspire us, Arthur Penn.

  1. Just viewed , “Bonnie & Clyde” again recently; it’s interesting how you either pick-up or learn something new everytime you re-watch a particular film; it’s like you, “grow with the movie” and you come to understand it better, see from your own point of view what it’s really all about, what it all really means. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow truly hated banks and what they symbolized – they were folklore, heros to a lot of people of that era victimized by the, “Great Depression” who enjoyed getting back at the establishment (if only vicariously) courtesy of Bonnie & Clyde. Remember the scene in which a homeowner (and his employee) fired Clyde’s revolver at the home which had been seized by their bank?

  2. Another good movie with lots of, “Symbolism” I recommend would be, “The Illustrated Man” starring Rod Steiger. Would enjoy discussing viewers findings in reference to the meaning of all those, “Illustrations.” Bear in mind they were not, “tatoos.” Donot call the them tatoos!!

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