Bonnie and Clyde: Dead and Alive

There’s another version of the classic crime drama, Bonnie and Clyde. Learn more here…

History has glamorised the young crime-loving duo, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, and I shouldn’t be supporting violence and mayhem either, but there is something enduring about their story.

Greatest fashion films - Bonnie and Clyde 1967 - Faye Dunaway

Maybe it’s the romance and a hope-for-a-better-life-amongst-the-misery that the story centres around. Or maybe it’s just the fab frocks worn by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in their 1967 film, directed by Arthur Penn, one of the first films of the “New Hollywood” era.

Theadora Van Runkle won an Oscar for her costume work – see some photos here:


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The 2-year crime spree of the loved-up couple during the dire economic times of the Great Depression included armed robbery, murder, car theft and abduction. Not at all luscious, but some people saw them as modern day Robin Hood figures, rebelling against injustice during terrible poverty.

And their photos appearing in the paper was part of the changing media landscape, making them “celebrity criminals” and captivating the US nation.

Read more details via Wikipedia


Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in March 1933



Watch this informative 45-min documentary about them via YouTube here: 



Revisit the various film versions here:


The newest production, Bonnie and Clyde: Dead and Alive, directed by Bruce Beresford, and starring Holliday Grainger and Emile Hirsch as the famous criminals, aired in the US in December 2013.

2013 Holliday Grainger as Bonnie Parker


Fans of Modern Family will also recognise Sarah Hyland as Blanche Barrow, as well as Holly Hunter and William Hurt.

holliday parker and sarah hyland in bonnie-and-clyde 2013



Watch the official trailer:





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