Bonnie and Clyde tells the tale of two lovers who set out on a robbery frenzied during the Great Depression. Frank Hamer from Texas is the Texas Ranger who pursues them relentlessly. Bonnie and Clyde manage evade their pursuers over a period of time, but eventually are shot in the head. Bonnie and Clyde starred Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Frank Hamer was played by Pyle. The 1967 film is one that will be remembered forever.
Bonnie and Clyde’s scene where they first kiss in Arthur Penn’s film Bonnie and Clyde is a great representation of this scene. A medium shot shows Bonnie placing her necklace in the mirror. Clyde and her sing a song she had just seen. She recites the line “We’re rich, we’re rich”. Bonnie’s singing brings Clyde into focus. Her words prompt Clyde, who asks Bonnie if a rich man would be a better choice than a criminal to take care of her. Bonnie insists that her desire for a rich man is not to be fulfilled by a wealthy man. Clyde, however, agrees with Bonnie. Clyde gives Bonnie a kiss, but Clyde retorts that they won’t be going any further. He tells Bonnie that Clyde doesn’t want to be a “lover boys” and that this sequence must have a clear starting and ending. The fade-ins or fade-outs are the classic method of moving from one scene to the next. This scene is also its own time mark. The scene before and after it are at different times. This particular scene stands out because of the time break.
The scene’s mise en scene and cinematography enhance Bonnie and Clyde-Clyde’s struggles with their sexuality. This scene has dimming lighting. Even before Clyde puts the shade on the window, it is still dark and dull. The scene’s lighting creates a mood of sadness, and the audience is aware that this scene might not be as happy. The scene could have turned out differently if the lighting was brighter and more vibrant. However, even during Bonnie’s first kiss, it is as romantic as possible because of the lighting. The film’s deep meaning is enhanced by the scenes dismal tones and faded colors. This scene has a significant impact on Bonnie and Clyde’s underlying theme.
Bonnie and Clyde are extremely important during their first conversation. Bonnie and Clyde discuss their first murder during this conversation. These shots show Bonnie and Clyde’s emotions. Close ups are able to pick up subtle movements on the face like Bonnie’s eye tearing and her lips moving downwards into a frown. If a close-up was not used, such indistinct actions wouldn’t be shown.
The scene’s mise en scène is what gives the film its deeper meaning. The scene’s props are crucial. Clyde pulls out a window shade from the middle. It has a brownish, faded appearance with a cut-out hole. The scene shows Bonnie and Clyde in their current home, which is not very lavish and needs to be taken care of. Their relationship is dull and somber. This means they are in dire need of more attention. Clyde’s nervousness about getting in touch with Bonnie is a big reason why Clyde needs more care. This scene’s most important prop is the gun.
Clyde takes the gun from Bonnie and cleans it. Clyde is looking down at his gun just before Bonnie speaks. Clyde’s gun is down in a matter of seconds and he becomes more anxious and less courageous. Clyde gets up from his bed and the camera zooms in on Bonnie’s pillow. Clyde is just beside Bonnie, and almost invisible. She hugges the pillow and almost touches the gun. It looks as though Clyde merely laid his gun down on Bonnie’s bedroom floor. However, the prop’s exact placement is more important than mere coincidence. Bonnie is unable to have intimate conversations with Clyde because the gun is not in his hands anymore. Bonnie seems to be hugging his gun as a way for Clyde’s feelings to be acknowledged. Clyde has fled from Bonnie. However, she now holds his gun and his heart.