Road Movies. A couple on the run: Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde (1967). What are road movies?. ‘Introduction’ by Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Mark in Road Movie Book
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A couple on the run:
Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
(3) The road protagonist readily identifies with the means of mechanized transportation, the automobile or motorcycle, which “becomes the only promise of self in a culture of mechanical reproduction” (4) ‘A genre traditionally focus, almost exclusively, on men and the absence of women’ Timothy Corrigan
‘It’s very interesting that during a screening of Bonnie and Clyde one evening, five Negros present there completely identified with Bonnie and Clyde. They were delighted. They said: “This is the way; that’s the way to go, baby. Those cats were all right.” They really understood, because in a certain sense the American Negro has the same kind of attitude of “I have nothing more to lose” that was true during the Depression for Bonnie and Clyde. It is true now of the American Negro. He is really at the point of revolution – it’s rebellion, not riot.’ Arthur Penn