Violent Movies

In Cold Blood

directed by Richard Brooks, produced by Richard Brooks

Bonnie and Clyde

directed by Arthur Penn, produced by Warren Beatty
If Richard Brooks is interested in art rather than in money, he should never have made In Cold Blood. One feels throughout the film that his heart wasn’t in it: the mechanical, plodding pace of the editing suggests a director fighting his way through the material. He has sprinkled primer …