Film Bonnie & Clyde Response

Film Bonnie - Lucia Lee Cortland Bonnie and Clyde Violence"Bonnie and Clyde is a renowned film that is a landmark for the portrayal of violence in

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Lucia Lee Cortland 02-15-2012 Bonnie and Clyde: Violence “Bonnie and Clyde” is a renowned film that is a landmark for the portrayal of violence in American films. There is an ongoing debate as to whether “Bonnie and Clyde” is critical of violence or whether it valorizes violence throughout the film. However, the last scene when Bonnie and Clyde are both brutally shot to death supports the claim that violence is valorized in the film. The main death scene that left the audiences in awe and in disgust was when Bonnie and Clyde, who were at first unaware of their imminent death, were violently shot multiple times. To achieve the success of the death scene, the director not only used various filming techniques, but he also used the characters and scenery to make the audience feel more connected to the film and to valorize violence in the film. For example, to achieve “the spasm of death”, the director had to use four different cameras and had to film the scene at different speeds (Comolli, Labarthe 16). This one death scene
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course FILMTV V55.0750 taught by Professor Billsimon during the Spring '12 term at NYU.

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Film Bonnie - Lucia Lee Cortland Bonnie and Clyde Violence"Bonnie and Clyde is a renowned film that is a landmark for the portrayal of violence in

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