Bonnie & Clyde were real but their story was transformed by Hollywood for the famous movie featuring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in 1967.
Gangster movies are based on real facts but they glamorize them.
Bonnie & Clyde are perfect to create a film: they embody BOTH love and violence. The individualistic values they stand for can relate to the self-made men or rags-to-riches stories but they get rich and famous breaking the law.
- Can a hero be a gangster?
- How do outlaws become pop icons?
- How do 1930s American gangsters illustrate the contradictions of the American Dream?
a slum: bidonville / quartier déshérité
to raise an issue: poser problème / soulever une controverse
law-abiding: respectables / honorables