The first time I saw Bonnie & Clyde I was way too young to be watching it. I'm not kidding. I was really young. It made a HUGE impression on me. I don't think I had EVER seen violence at all, much less the excessive violence shown at the end of the movie. I remember crying because I couldn't understand why they kept shooting them when they were already dead. (Where were my parents? Why was I watching this? LOL) I was just a little girl and like all little girls I liked that big girl, Bonnie, because I thought she was so pretty. To this day, I love this movie in a different way but I still remember how I "felt" watching it as a little girl. I will admit, I've never big a huge Faye Dunaway fan, but she really was gorgeous in this movie and I LOVED Bonnie's style. Even as a kid, I knew I loved "the way she looked" in this movie. I know I'm not the only one. How many of us have made our boyfriends or husbands dress as Clyde so we could go as Bonnie for Halloween?
I'm sure by now you've heard about the remake. I hate remakes. Not to mention Hillary Duff is playing Bonnie Parker. Die hard fans and Faye Dunaway are not happy about this at all. I will say one thing about Hillary...she has grown up to be a beautiful girl and she is a dead ringer for Faye at that age. Now whether she has the skills to pull off a movie like this remains to be seen. I'm kinda thinking she should have just done a Bonnie photoshoot and left the acting to someone else. Oh well, maybe she'll surprise us. We'll see.
Here's a little more Bonnie & Clyde inspiration: