The Power Of Still Images
“Still, the movie was gone from theatres in America, and Kael’s reconsideration did not bring it back. It came back because Time, in December, ran a Robert Rauschenberg collage of images from ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ on the cover. The story inside explained that ‘Hollywood has at long last become part of what the French film journal Cahiers du Cinema calls ‘the furious springtime of world cinema.’ The new attention enabled Beatty to persuade Warner’s to rerelease the film. The day it reopened, it received ten Academy Award nominations.” — Louis Menand