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Name 10 Facts about this Movie

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8. Arthur Penn stated that the first time they did a take of Bonnie & Clyde getting shot, Beatty was so nervous (at unprecedentally having that many squibs or fake shots attached to his body) that when they rolled cameras, Beatty just stood there while he was being riddled with bullets. Penn said it was about the funniest thing he ever saw.

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10). "Bonnie and Clyde" was nominated for 10 Oscars, winning two (Best Supporting Actress Estelle Parsons and Best Cinematography).

 

Next: *KINGS ROW*

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8) The film's musical score, by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, was so popular with the public that the Warner Brothers Music Department drafted a form-letter response to people asking about recordings or sheet music of the score. (At the time, film scores for movie dramas were not published or recorded for commercial distribution.)

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Was that crack really necessary?

 

10.. Fox tried to buy the rights as a "vehicle" for Henry Fonda.

 

Next, poster's choice either *The Ten Commandments* or *West Side Story*

 

Edited by: lavenderblue19 on Oct 1, 2011 10:51 AM

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Originally, when considering the cast, Arthur Laurents wanted [James Dean|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dean|James Dean] for the lead role of Tony, but the actor had died before hearing of it.

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Fact #5: Richard Beymar & Natalie Wood did not get along while making this movie. Mainly because Natalie had wanted somebody else to play Tony (can't remember who).

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10) Audrey Hepburn was offered the role of Maria, but she turned it down, because she was pregnant with son Sean at the time.

 

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1) Gable ended up with the role as a punishment by Louis B. Mayer. He was unwillingly loaned out to Columbia to make a "lousy" picture.

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