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Dick Taylor Film 101 M W 1200-150 41401 Bonnie and Clyde The Violence Arthur Penns Bonnie and Clyde influenced a new era of cinema with its gruesome and bold depictions of violence and crime These depictions displayed violence with exaggerated blood and gore These violent scenes involved women and young kids Crime was displayed in detail with a dash of humor This was an extreme move in 1967 from the movies before Bonnie and Clyde In movies before Bonnie and Clyde women and youth were exempt from violent acts Violence and crime was not displayed in bold detail Penns Bonnie and Clyde employs an unprecedented depictions of violence and crime that shattered the Hays office production codes The Hays offices of production codes of murder were stomped out by Bonnie and Clyde especially the codes that brutal killings are not to be presented in detail Bonnie and Clyde are full of brutal killings shown bluntly In one of the scenes in Bonnie and Clyde the criminals are driving away after robbing a bank and a bank employee gets shot at point blank range The shot caused an explosion of blood all over the employees face After a reaction shot from Clyde the employee is shown again with a bloody face before he falls from the moving car This is not your ordinary fast blood less death that happened in the past films One of the more gruesome scenes is the confrontation with the police at a hotel In this scene Clydes brother Buck Borrow is shot in the head in a gunfight Blood splatters out of his head and covers his face His wife Blanche takes a shot to the eye and the blood squirt out as well These images are clear depictions of brutality that broke the production code of no brutal killings presented in detail Examples of the details that were not supposed to be presented were the
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