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Bonnie and Clyde and mid-60s American Cinema

 

1.  what are traditional gangster film conventions?

 

2.  how do they combine here with melodrama?

 

     --how does “family” function here? victims/victimization/moral arguments that result?

    

3.  what is the relationship here between sex and violence?

 

     --ratings (vs. Production Code)

    

     --60s culture:  :  domestic violence: assassinations; Civil Rights

 

                       :  Vietnam

 

     --how does the film present and develop the relationship between sex and violence?

 

     --how does the film convert Bonnie and Clyde into 60s icons?

 

 

4.  How do images of violence (and the function of “family” as a concern) compare here to The Manchurian Candidate?