Bonnie and Clyde

<b>The great movie capers</b><br>
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<i>By Susan King, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer</i><br>
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They say that "crime doesn't pay," but it certainly has in the movies. Hollywood and the international cinema community have always found colorful movie fodder in the exploits of real -- and faux -- bank robbers and criminal masterminds. Even now, "The Bank Job," based on a wild true story, is playing in theaters.<br>
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Among the great Hollywood crime films include John Huston's 1950 "The Asphalt Jungle" and Stanley Kubrick's 1956 thriller "The Killing." And from France there was Jules Dassin's "Rififi" and Jean-Pierre Melville's "Bob le flambeur."<br>
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This Tuesday, Warner Home Video is releasing a deluxe two-disc set of Arthur Penn's seminal 1967 crime film "Bonnie and Clyde," starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the notorious 1930s bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film, which was nominated for 10 Oscars, including best picture, actor, actress and director, not only helped change the face of cinema but also became a cultural phenomenon, inspiring fashion and even music.<br>
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Here's a look at several fine cinematic capers.<br>
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<b><a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-ca-bonniemar23,0,2652926.story">Read the story: Remembering 'Bonnie and Clyde': The stickup that shook it up</a></b><br>
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<a href="mailto:susan.king@latimes.com">susan.king@latimes.com</a>
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The great movie capers

By Susan King, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

They say that "crime doesn't pay," but it certainly has in the movies. Hollywood and the international cinema community have always found colorful movie fodder in the exploits of real -- and faux -- bank robbers and criminal masterminds. Even now, "The Bank Job," based on a wild true story, is playing in theaters.

Among the great Hollywood crime films include John Huston's 1950 "The Asphalt Jungle" and Stanley Kubrick's 1956 thriller "The Killing." And from France there was Jules Dassin's "Rififi" and Jean-Pierre Melville's "Bob le flambeur."

This Tuesday, Warner Home Video is releasing a deluxe two-disc set of Arthur Penn's seminal 1967 crime film "Bonnie and Clyde," starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the notorious 1930s bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The film, which was nominated for 10 Oscars, including best picture, actor, actress and director, not only helped change the face of cinema but also became a cultural phenomenon, inspiring fashion and even music.

Here's a look at several fine cinematic capers.

Read the story: Remembering 'Bonnie and Clyde': The stickup that shook it up

susan.king@latimes.com

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