Arthur Penn, the stage and film director whose iconic Bonnie and Clyde ushered in the post-classical age of Hollywood, has died. He was 88.
Penn died Tuesday — the day after his 88th birthday — his friend and accountant, Evan Bell, told The New York Times. Bell said Penn had been sick for a year, but did not disclose the cause of death.
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A Philadelphia native and brother of the late still photographer Irving Penn, Penn first made his name directing television dramas and Broadway plays in the 1950s and '60s. He earned Tony nominations for his stage productions of Two for the Seesaw, The Miracle Worker and All the Way Home, winning for The Miracle Worker. Star Anne Bancroft also won a Tony.
Penn first directed ...
DVD Tuesday Bonnie and Clyde The wild the beautiful and the damned come to DVD in a new deluxe editionIts hard to look at Bonnie and Clyde 1967 today and understand what a visceral shock it was in 1967 Weve had 40 years to get used to sympathetic killers abrupt shifts in tone and serious violence The road to Natural Born Killers 1994 started with Bonnie and Clyde And frankly Bonnie and Clyde is a great movie that holds up four decades laterDirected by Arthur Penn and written by Robert Benton and David Newman the films inspiration was the exploits of Depression-era outlaws Bonnie Parker Faye Dunaway Clyde Barrow Warren Beatty and their gang makeshift gang which consisted of Clydes Brother and sister-in-law Gene Hackman Estelle Parsons and teenager W D Jones The films CW Moss Michael J Pollard stands in for Jones who was unlike the rest of the gang still alive when Bonnie and Clyde was made he still sued Warner Bros for invasion of pr