Sunday, January 08, 2012

A & E Takes Aim @ "Bonnie & Clyde"

According to reports, the A & E Network is developing a TV mini-series, based on the life of Depression-era bank robbery killers "Bonnie & Clyde", for airing on the History Channel.

In other "Bonnie & Clyde" news, a big screen adaptation of author Jeff Guinn's book "Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde" is also being developed independently by director Neil Burger ("Limitless).

The psychotic duo, regarded by some as romantic 'modern-day Robin Hoods', are believed to have killed at least nine police officers as well as responsible for several civilian murders.

A playful snapshot of the couple found at an abandoned hide-out, with pistol-toting Bonnie smoking a cigar, was subsequently distributed to the press, positioning the unmarried outlaws on the national media scene, launching their brief careers as 'fun-loving' criminal superstars.

Without Bonnie, the media outside Texas might have dismissed Clyde as a gun-toting punk, if it ever considered him at all. But a steady stream of sassy photographs supplied by Bonnie kept the media and the Depression-era public wanting more.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek director Arthur Penn's 1967 feature "Bonnie & Clyde"...