Comments about ‘Musical 'Bonnie & Clyde' tells electrifying story of 'first celebrity outlaw couple'’

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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8 2014 2:15 p.m. MST

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SCfan
clearfield, UT

Bonnie and Clyde. Really? They became folk heros mostly when Warren Beatty made a movie in 1967 that glamorized them. One of the first really anti-hero type movies that became very chic. No one is trying to say they were the same as Al Capone, but it is somewhat obtuse to think of them as if they were Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Which is how they always seem to be portrayed. They did after all kill people. And from what I understand, pretty innocent people at that. Not just other hoodlums. I don't think glamorizing lost souls like these two sends a particularly good message.

thtrmomma
Provo, UT

Bonnie and Clyde became folk heroes during their lifetime. There were newspaper articles, news reels etc. Just because there was no social media or 24 hour news stations does not make that any less so. Time marching on eventually removed them from public view until the Beatty movie.This show does not glorify them as much as helping us to understand who they were whata they came from and why they did the things they did. That is the glory and worth of the theater. As for killing people, innocent or not, today's movies do it all the time and we hardly bat an eye. See the show before you make judgments.

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