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Warren Beatty and Arthur Penn quarrelled constantly during filming, as Beatty questioned almost every one of Penn’s choices. As a result, the rest of the cast including Faye Dunawayspent hours waiting for them to settle their differences. One major bone of contention was Penn’s insistence, early on, that they add a scene in which Bonnie and Clyde pretend to be dead.
Beatty insisted the idea was ridiculously pretentious, but Robert Towne tried to write it anyway. The writer soon realized that Beatty was right, but cautioned him to avoid a confrontation on the matter. In his opinion, Penn was only holding onto the idea out of insecurity, he couldn’t admit he was wrong. After a few weeks of filming bolstered Penn’s confidence, Towne was sure he’d drop the idea, which is exactly what happened.
Rating: ★★★★★ by milo