I’ve always loved Bonnie And Clyde (1967) — and always been fascinated by how it all came about.
Here’s Arthur Penn, Gene Hackman and Warren Beatty — obviously shooting the scene where Buck Barrow gets shot.
This one spares me the trouble of writing anything.
This is the scene where Bonnie and Clyde meet C.W. Moss (Michael J. Pollard).
The real Bonnie and Clyde robbed the bank in Ponder, Texas. The Ranchman Cafe ran this ad after the movie people came to town. The cafe is still there — and they claim John Wayne ate there, too.
One of the great achievements of Bonnie And Clyde, as I see it, is how well it captures the rural Texas way of life. My grandparents lived in Strawn — not far from the National Guard Armory in Ranger, robbed by Bonnie and Clyde. Aside from all the shooting, the movie feels a lot like my summer visits to towns like Strawn, Breckenridge and Albany.
It (and The Beverly Hillbillies) also introduced me to bluegrass.