Did <i>Bonnie and Clyde</i> Kill Bosley Crowther?


in Freedom to Offend

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124292
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134918 | DOI:
Did Bonnie and Clyde Kill Bosley Crowther?

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This chapter discusses another side of Bosley Crowther, as a staunch defender of movies that many of his middle-class readers found offensive. Crowther believed that movies could challenge moviegoers and entertain them at the same time. The chapter looks at other supposed “offensive” films and Crowther's comments, opinions, and observations. It also highlights Crowther's review of the film Bonnie and Clyde, especially the reaction of the audience to the film's violence.

Keywords: Bosley Crowther; movies; offensive; reaction; Bonnie and Clyde; audience; violence

Chapter.  10444 words. 

Subjects: Film

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