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Old November 4th, 2013, 03:02 PM   #1

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Bonnie and Clyde


Next month, starting on the 8th, three networks, A&E, Lifetime, and the History Channel, will be showing the 2-part movie, run over 2 nights, titled "Bonnie & Clyde".
Is this a movie that you might have interest in seeing?
I don't know if it will be any good but the previews look interesting.

Are there any other gangsters that you would like to see a movie of?
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Old November 4th, 2013, 04:58 PM   #2

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I dunno...? From what i remember of the preview it shows Bonnie wielding either a Browning or a shotgun and shooting from the hip. If this is correct, than the accuracy of the show is already in question. As i recall, she only handled a handgun and never shot at anybody; At least according to her family members.
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Old November 11th, 2013, 04:39 PM   #3

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I'm planning on watching it. Hopefully it will be entertaining, but I'm certainly interested in that time frame of history. One of my favorite books is "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and Birth of the FBI, 1933-34" by Bryan Burrough. This, of course, was the source material for the Johnny Depp film back in 2009. Although the film focused primarily on the shenanigans of John Dillinger, the book disseminates attention to a lot of the notorious back robbers of the time--including Bonnie and Clyde.

On a side, but related note, I'll probably watch "Mob City" too. That's based on the L.A.P.D. and their "war" with Micky Cohen in the 1940's. It looks like a television drama version of "Gangster Squad."
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Old December 8th, 2013, 02:17 PM   #4

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Just a reminder, the 2 part movie begins tonight on 3 stations - The History Channel, A@E, and Lifetime.
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It was no doubt full of inaccuracies, but i really liked the Warren Beatty movie. I'll try to catch this new one to see how it stacks up, at least in terms of entertainment value.

If you like crime series, i'd recommend Underbelly, which concluded about a year ago.
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I think Arnold Rothstein deserves his own movie. Michael Stuhlbarg does a great job playing him on Boardwalk Empire.
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One thing I learned after watching the mini-series is the answer to the question: Who's the deadliest US cop in history? When I looked up the details of Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, I learned he survived 100 gunfights, and was reputed to have killed 53 men.
It's pretty astounding that we only know of him because he orchestrated the ambush of Bonnie and Clyde.

Today, any cop that killed more than 4 suspects would be so in the limelight that they would be forced to retire. I've always loved good cop shows like Miami Vice or Justified, but I usually find the number of people they shoot down unrealistic. This is why I found the details of Hamer so shocking.
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