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?