Max Décharné

The glamour of grime: revisionist westerns of the 1970s

The success of Bonnie and Clyde in 1967 sparked Hollywood’s interest in making more modern-day westerns and road movies, with no clear boundaries between good and evil

Laurie Bird, the hitchiker, James Taylor, the driver, and Dennis Wilson, the mechanic, in Two-Lane Blacktop, directed by Monte Hellman, 1971. [Getty Images]

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