The plot of this original gangster film, made in 1967 focuses on Bonnie Parker, a waitress that falls in love with bad-boy Clyde Barrow. Together they become notorious bank robbers wanted throughout the country. From small banks to rich celebrities victims of their robberies. Ending with a brutal shoot out killing both of them instantaneously.
The conventions throughout this film somewhat follow classic structures like the brutal brawl out at the end, but also challenges different ones by making the two heroes (regardless if they are “bad”) a romantic dynamic duo male and female, instead of the two male childhood friends growing up to be partners together. I also think that even though Clyde played the male dominant role from the beginning by getting Bonnie to join his adventures in breaking the law, Bonnie challenged how “down” he realy was by showing signs of strength when it came to fulfilling the mission, example when she didn’t hesitate to kill the man for her money. The settings in contrast to ‘Public Enemy’ wasn’t territorial in regards to the way one stayed in the city and had conflicts within other gangs seeking them out, because in Bonnie and Clyde the couple are traveling countrywide stealing, and at the same time hunted down by government officials.
Overall I really enjoyed this film. (8/10)