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.
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.