Bonnie And Clyde

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The 1967 American crime film Bonnie and Clyde was about the two who were notorious bank robbers that operated during the Great Depression. The film was directed by Arthur Penn and stared Warren Beatty as Clyde Barrow and Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker. This was produced by Warren Beatty as well and was written by David Newman and Robert Benton. It was filmed in and around Dallas, Texas and in some cases using locations of banks that the real Bonnie and Clyde had robbed at gunpoint. After viewing this film and researching it, its obvious that there are far too many inaccuracies that took place. Bonnie and Clyde takes place during the Great Depression and during this time some people resorted for a time to revolt. On October 29, 1929 the stock market crashed and within two months stockbrokers lost forty billion dollars. Over five thousand banks failed, leaving depositors with total losses. Over twelve million workers were jobless and families lined up at soup kitchens and bread lines for food (5).This created Americas biggest crime wave in the history. Grocery store robberies were common and many urban poor stole food. Farmers organized public demonstrations to demand higher prices for their crops. At times farmers in the Midwest disrupted food shipments by blocking highways with logs and poured milk onto roads. Many banks seized land cattle, and farm machinery from farmers that defaulted on their loans to keep themselves in business (4 pg665). And thus the rise of criminal activity would begin and people like John Dillinger, Machine gun Kelley, Babyface Nelson and of course the famous Bonnie and Clyde would be known and looked at by all. One of the most significant moral dilemmas occurred with Bonnie Parker. After they kill a man in a freak accident during a robbery Clyde comes to her and tells her that no one knows who she is but they’ve seen him. She could leave
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