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Freedom to OffendHow New York Remade Movie Culture$
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Raymond J. Haberski

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124292

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.001.0001

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Did Bonnie and Clyde Kill Bosley Crowther?

Did Bonnie and Clyde Kill Bosley Crowther?

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(p.177) 7 Did Bonnie and Clyde Kill Bosley Crowther?
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Freedom to Offend
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RAYMOND J. HABERSKI

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.003.0008

This chapter discusses another side of Bosley Crowther, as a staunch defender of movies that many of his middle-class readers found offensive. Crowther believed that movies could challenge moviegoers and entertain them at the same time. The chapter looks at other supposed “offensive” films and Crowther's comments, opinions, and observations. It also highlights Crowther's review of the film Bonnie and Clyde, especially the reaction of the audience to the film's violence.

Keywords:   Bosley Crowther, movies, offensive, reaction, Bonnie and Clyde, audience, violence

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