Target presents AFI's 40th Anniversary

presented by Warren Beatty


Warner Bros., 1967

PRINCIPAL CAST Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Michael J. Pollard DIRECTOR Arthur Penn PRODUCER Warren Beatty SCREENWRITERS Robert Benton, David Newman

Warren Beatty's producing debut remains as influential today as it was in 1967. When GQ Magazine published a 30th anniversary fashion spread on Theodora van Runkle's period costumes, it concluded that the picture "may have been the most influential film ever made." Its bursts of violence, classic one-liners like "We rob banks," and a romanticized view of the real-life 1930s title characters evoked strong emotions from both critics and audiences, who had never seen a film in which bank-robbing killers were also gorgeous, sympathetic romantic heroes. Beatty and Faye Dunaway leave an indelible sparkle on the silver screen, and the film's final shoot out - or "dance macabre" - remains a landmark moment in American film, and 40 years later, still leaves audiences shaken.

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