So even though yesterday was Valentine’s Day, are we still allowed to talk of swoony, romantic couples? No? Fine by me. Instead, let’s talk about criminal lovers. Bonnie and Clyde is the classic 1967 movie based on the real-life gun-toting couple whose exploits were made famous during the Great Depression. Lovey dovey it’s not, but after choking down one too many conversation hearts, I’m ready for a change. jc
A little racy and a little rough with a healthy dose of graphic gun-slinging, Bonnie and Clyde pushed the boundaries of just how much violence Americans could stomach on the screen. Never mind the blood and guts; Faye Dunaway’s achingly stylish Bonnie Parker is the only thing burned on our retinas. A tough, gorgeous blond in a beret never fails to inspire. — Amy M.