Last weekend Paul and I had nothing on the DVR to watch and our VHS/DVD player decided to break down. They don’t last very long but that’s another post. Anyway, we were channel flipping being it was the weekend and we were going to play a few extra games of Wii bowling and live it up and wanted to watch something. We came across Bonnie and Clyde. We hadn’t seen it in years and were delighted to come across it. I know I used to own it in VHS format but I’ve kind of gotten rid of all those movies as the quality of them is so bad. Anyway, sorry, I keep getting sidetracked. ANYWAY…..
Have you ever seen this movie about Bonnie and Clyde with that cutie pie Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway? If gangster movies are your cup of tea and you haven’t ever seen this, I highly recommend it. It’s a wonderful movie and being it’s so old, it’s very realistic as far as old movies go. It was filmed in 1967 and the ending almost ended up giving the movie an X rating because in that day, it was extremely gruesome. If you want to take a peak of the end scene, it’s here but if you’ve never seen the movie and want to, don’t watch it. It might ruin it for you.
As we were watching this movie it suddenly occurred to me that I was pulling for them. When the cops found them in that small apartment nearing the end of the movie, I found myself thinking, “come on, get away, here come the cops.” Then in the end scene I found myself willing them to somehow know they were surrounded and near death. Like my thoughts would change a movie but still……Then I thought, how can I be pulling for Bonnie and Clyde? After all, they robbed banks. They killed people and scared people. They killed 11 police officers and 2 civilians and I’m standing here rooting them on.
Have you ever done this? I can remember in The Godfather when Sonny is pulling up to that toll booth, I had the same kind of thoughts, NO!!!!!!!
Why do we glamorize gangsters? Or is it just me?