"Bonnie & Clyde" ( Arthur Penn ) &" Breathless" ( Jean-luc Godard ) Comparison Essay by The Research Group

"Bonnie & Clyde" ( Arthur Penn ) &" Breathless" ( Jean-luc Godard )
Compares gangster films' styles, imagery, sources, characters, atmosphere and violence.
# 12877 | 1,575 words | 4 sources | 1997 | US
Published on Mar 20, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)


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" The gangster genre in film encompasses a number of different forms, and the range can be seen in a comparison of Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde and Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless, two films which make use of conventions of the gangster film while extending those conventions into very different territory. The gangster genre in American film is primarily an urban phenomenon, while Bonnie and Clyde has a rural setting in keeping with a specific criminal history from the 1930s. Breathless draws its inspiration from American crime films of the 1940s and uses the conventions found there to express a different view of the urban criminal landscape and of the way a film should be structured. In some respects, the Penn film is more conventional in structure, but it as well reshapes the genre in service of a more mythic expression of American freedom and rebellion."

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