Wednesday, December 28, 2011
What I like most about this picture is the contrast between these two cracker hillbillies, the type you'd now see in any Waffle House near any Interstate on any given morning these days, and Warren Beatty and Fay Dunaway. Ah, cinema. But what I like best about the movie is the raw grit and naturalism combined with the physical beauty of the two heros. That was a haunting flick for a kid raised on the blander TV fare of the late sixties, early seventies, and that last scene still haunts me today.
What do you suppose she's saying to Clyde as they clown for the camera and mock their trackers?
"Hand that hogleg over here, Barrows, or I'll clean out your belly button with this here ole pump-action gut-shredder. Ha!"