Cinema Roundtable – “1967: How ‘The Graduate’ and ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Changed Hollywood”
It is now 50 years since 1967, a year that marked major shifts in Hollywood storytelling and censorship. Two lower-budget “youth pix,” The Graduate and Bonnie and Clyde, led the way, proving there was a big audience for new, daring content. Both films exploited elements from modern European Art Cinema to update American cinema with their radical themes, stunning visual style, and popular music scores. They also challenged the outdated Hollywood censorship and ratings system. This roundtable assesses the stories, styles, and historical significance of these two movies for the 1960s and beyond.
Panelists include Matthew Bernstein and Michele Schreiber, both of Film and Media Studies at Emory, as well as Christopher Sieving and Richard Neupert from Film Studies at UGA. Neupert will moderate the panel and leads discussion with the audience. The Roundtable is free and open to the public.