LMA LVA 1L Wanted! American Gangsters Bonnie & Clyde Feb 12th


Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie LMA 1L

  •  They called them … Public enemies

Crimes? Murders / violence / shootings / bank robberies

Ironically? They became folk heroes

Why did people admire them?

Because people were angry at banks / during the Great Depression so they liked B&C avenging them.

  • About Bonnie

    Birthday? 1910

    Birthplace? Texas

    How old when she met Clyde? Job? 19 / waitress

  •  About Clyde

    1909 – Texas

    Family ? Poor – 8 children

    Past experience? Prison for theft /

    Crimes? Stealing / theft

  • First murders… 2 policemen /

Where? on the side of the road / rural / countryside

after a robbery / drinking to celebrate / testing their weapons

How? Shoot them to test their weapons

Attitude? In cold blood / indifferent

  • Change in police methods…

Capture? Personal crusade / fire with fire > got heavier weapons

Where? In Louisiana / countryside

Strategy? Ambush (a bush : buisson) / waited for 3 days / they don’t want B&C to escape again / catch them – dead (rather than alive.)

  • For Hollywood…

directed many films adapted from their story / songs

like all gangsters stories / B&C are a source of inspiration / suspenseful / action-packed life / a good scenario / Love & Violence

Document 3 – Serge Gainsbourg ENglish version.

  • 1- Listen and complete with words you hear.

You’ve heard the 1- …story of Jesse James
Of how he lived and 2- …died ?
If you’re still in need of something to 3- …read
Here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde

Now Bonnie and Clyde 4- …are the Barrow

5- …gang
I am sure you all heard and 6- …read / have read
How those who 7- …steal
Are usually found dying or 8- …dead

They call us cold-hearted 9- …killers
They say we were heartless and 10- …mean
But I say this with pride
That I once knew Clyde when he was 11- …honest
And upright and clean

But the 12- …laws fooled around
Kept taking him down and locking him up in a cell
‘Til he said to me: “I’ll never be 13- …free
So I’ll see a few of them in 14- …hell

If a policeman is 15- …killed in Dallas
And they have no clue or guide
If they can’t 16- …think or find
They just wipe their slate clean
And blame it on Bonnie and Clyde

If they try to act like 17- …citizens
And rent ourselves a nice little flat
About the third night
We’re invited to a 18- …fight by the
Sub gun’s rat tat tat

Some day they’ll go down 19- …together
They’ll bury us side by side
For few it will be grief for the law a relief
But it’s 20- …death for Bonnie and Clyde

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