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Video Essay Highlights the Impact of BONNIE AND CLYDE

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A new video essay looks at how Arthur Penn's movie ushered in a new wave of American cinema.


When we think of 1970s American cinema, what we're usually thinking of is an era that began in 1967 and petered out in the early '80s. The film most credited with ushering in this period is Arthur Penn's 1967 gangster drama Bonnie and Clyde. With a new focus on sex and violence, and filmmaking influenced by contemporary European trends, Penn's film set the template for the movement that would come to be labelled 'New American Cinema'.

A new video essay by Now You See It takes a look at how Penn turned a true crime movie into the vanguard of an exciting new cinematic era. Check it out below.