Thursday, September 30, 2010

Arthur Penn has died too

Gene Hackman, Warren Beatty, and Faye Dunaway in 'Bonnie and Clyde'
From left: Gene Hackman, Warren Beatty, and Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

I just mentioned director Arthur Penn a few days back on his 88th birthday; he passed away the next day. He probably deserves a better obituary post than I can give him, with a nice big picture in addition to the still from Bonnie and Clyde. But, there aren't nearly so many good photos of Penn out there.

Penn is probably most famous for Bonnie and Clyde, which just happened to be on the TCM schedule as this week's Essential, airing at 8:00 PM Saturday. TCM has decided to take that as an opportunity to do a brief Penn tribute, making Bonnie and Clyde the second movie in a Penn double feature. The first, at 6:15 PM, October 2, is Mickey One.

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