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Face-Off Suggestion: 'Bonnie and Clyde' vs. 'Badlands'

'Bonnie and Clyde' & 'Badlands': Two iconic movies with two iconic pairs: Both about a young couple on the run.

Which of these movies, do you think, express the detachment of a couple from the world in a better way?



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4 y ago

gotta give it to warren and faye...i vote 'bonnie and clyde'...

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I kind of see why you put these two movies together, but there have been many other fugitive romances, such as "Natural Born Killers", "True Romance" (the theme was even inspired from 'Badlands'), "Wild at Hart", "High Sierra" or "Gun Crazy", so maybe you should justify this face-off by mentioning that the two movies are classics from the 'New Hollywood' era.

That said, I'm pretty sure "Bonnie and Clyde" will get the most votes, for the following reasons:
- it's more famous than "Badlands", probably more popular
- there's some 'Robin Hood' vibes fusing from the Bonnie and Clyde couple, remember their catchphrase 'We rob banks', it's not like they stole from the widow and the orphan (I mean from the film's perspective), on the other hand, Kit and Holly had a more nihilistic and cold-blooded approach to life, killing people just for kicks, although they never seemed to 'enjoy' it.
- another "redeeming" quality is that Bonnie and Clyde lived during the Great Depression, a poverty-stricken time that made the life in small Southern towns even more difficult, not to mention, boring, so we kind of understand the need for "detachment"

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Two great films but there's no outdoing Bonnie and Clyde. 

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Badlands as I found Bonnie and Clyde on the tad boring side.

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Live Pollhttps://www.imdb.com/poll/zPON7BL7cME/?ref_=po_ho Bravo! Happy smiley 100

(Akash, I hope you see this and I really hope you come back and make some more face-offs. :) )

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Face-Off: 'Bonnie and Clyde' vs. 'Badlands'
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