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Saturday, 9 July 2011

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Directed by George Roy Hill
Starred Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Henry Jones, George Furth, Jeff Corey, Ted Cassidy, Kenneth Mars
1969, USA, English with some Spanish dialogues


Here it is a classic movie. Not only for this genre, but also for the entire cinema history. Actually, I am not sure to qualify it as a robbery movie. It may be more character study. But we have lots of serious or funny, long or short, pro or post robbery scenes.


Breathtaking beauty of Katharine Ross is completing two giant actors, Paul Newman and Robert Redford's capturing performances. The story is funny, the movie is *beautiful*, and the cinematography is excellent.


You will be laughing, sweating, and nailed to your chair. Maybe not exactly for the genre, but it is a must-see for all cinema fans.


A few notes on the production... Paul Newman is doing all his stunts himself in the bicycle sequence, after his stunt was unable to stay on the bike. The actual name of the gang was The Wild Bunch. But, when Sam Peckinpah's movie The Wild Bunch was released a few months earlier, the name of the gang was changed to the Hole in the Wall Gang. The movie is rated #73 Greatest Movie at All Time and #7 for 10 greatest films in the genre 'Western' by American Film Institute. With 9 wins, the movie currently holds the record for
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs). The movie won 4 Oscars, Best Cinematography, Original Score, Best Writing as well as Best Song for 'Raindrops Keen Fallin' on My Head', while it was nominated for Best Picture, Director and Sound categories.


On top of all, it is mostly a true story.


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If you are looking for;
Nostalgia
A classic movie
A movie about robbers more than robbery
Award winner robbery movie
A little bit funny
A lot of chasing scenes

then this is your movie.


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If you like this movie, I believe you might like also:
(available in the blog)

Point Break (1991)
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)
The Social Network (2010)
The Sting (1973)
Thieves Like Us (1974)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Public Enemies (2009)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
The Train Robbers (1973) 
Maverick (1994)

If you like this movie, imdb believes you might like also:
(available in the blog)

The Sting (1973) 

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Degree: Alternative Theft Movie
Sub-Category: Train Robbery, Bank Robbery, Bank Robbers, Thieves / Character Study
Excellence of Robbery Plan: 1/5
Originality of Robbery Plan: 2/5
Quality of Robbery Scenes: 3/5
Actors' Performances: 5/5
Excitement Level: 3/5
Surprise Level: 2/5
Humor Level: 3/5
Originality of the Story in General: 2/5
Rating As A Robbery/Heist Movie: 3/5
Rating the Movie As A Whole: 4/5

Important Reminder: Below trailer might contain important spoilers.

 


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