Two books edited by Lester D. Friedman of the Media and Societry faculty are among the recent additions to the Faculty Book Section at The College Store.
They are “Unspeakable Images: Ethnicity and the American Cinema,” published by the University of Illinois Press in July 1991; and “Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde,” a Cambridge Film Handbook published by Cambridge University Press in December 1999.
The publisher has written of the Bonnie and Clyde book, “Few films in the history of American cinema caused more intense critical discussion and greater emotional debate than Arthur Penn's 'Bonnie and Clyde.'
“This volume includes freshly commissioned essays by leading scholars of Arthur Penn's work, as well as contributions from Penn himself and scriptwriter David Newman. They analyze the cultural history, technical brilliance, visual strategies, and violent imagery that marked 'Bonnie and Clyde' as a significant turning point in American film.”
The film, released in 1967, starred Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in the title roles. It received two Academy Awards.