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    I saw the car at a county fair in the late 50s, it was being toured around the country...even as a youngun' it was clear they didn't try to make any arrests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Absolutely spot on, Reid.

    Excellent post.

    Too much time has past, all the players are dead, we'll never know the complete story I'm afraid.
    Even the polygraph operator said as much about the "inconclusive" results of Hamilton's session. Too bad Hinton didn't run the camera before, during and after. But even the photographic evidence contradicts some of the written statements - such as "Bonnie's head between her knees." Not true unless someone moved her prior to the film recording.

    Could this be the forerunner of the JFK assassination fiasco? Oh well. It is fun looking at all the elements of this event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Absolutely spot on, Reid.

    Excellent post.

    Too much time has past, all the players are dead, we'll never know the complete story I'm afraid.

    That's a truth I've come to accept, Dan. Still, in doing the research, I've learned a lot about Frank Hamer and think his story would make a better movie than B&C's story.
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    Stayed awake last night and watched the entire movie.
    Thought it was well done as an entertainment and I am not terribly concerned with it'd historical accuracy.
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    Enjoyed it. Some inaccuracies but the film definitely got the crux of it. Unbelievable the fans they collected over their rampage.
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    Good movie, but probably not any more or less accurate than most movies based on actual events. Hamer kept pretty mum on what happened over the years. But the other 5 of the possee all seemed to tell different accounts of how it went down. They all eventually agreed that Bienville Parrish Deputy Oakley jumped the gun (so to speak) and shot the first shot which was a head shot that killed Barrow, possibly before any order was given to fire. The scene where the death car with the bodies was brought into town was a suprisingly accurate description of the crowd's reaction in trying to steal souvenirs that could later be sold. It was also unclear whether Hamer and Gault were together for the entire hunt as it was reported Hamer lived out of his vehicle during most of the three month hunt. No mention in what I've found regarding them being together for most of the hunt, but the fact they are buried in the same small plot suggests they were in fact very close.

    The fact that Bonnie killed any police has been disputed. The scene where the farmer witnessed her giving a head shot to a police officer was later proven false. If she was even in the car it is thought she was asleep in the back seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    Even the polygraph operator said as much about the "inconclusive" results of Hamilton's session. Too bad Hinton didn't run the camera before, during and after. But even the photographic evidence contradicts some of the written statements - such as "Bonnie's head between her knees." Not true unless someone moved her prior to the film recording.

    Could this be the forerunner of the JFK assassination fiasco? Oh well. It is fun looking at all the elements of this event.
    That part they did get right, Bonnie nearly fell out of the Ford when the door was first opened, so the story goes.
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    It's getting poor reviews - mostly for being a boring story about two boring old men talking about their boring lives.
    Everyone knows the end of the story but the path of getting there is slow and ... wait for it...... boring. According to critics.
    But what to film critics know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spclopr8tr View Post
    but the fact they are buried in the same small plot suggests they were in fact very close.
    In that there is no doubt at all. Frank and Maney lived next door to each since the mid-1920s, long before Frank recruited Maney for the Rangers in 1929, when he was already 43 years old. Their wives, Gladys and Rebecca also became best friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB53 View Post
    It's getting poor reviews - mostly for being a boring story about two boring old men talking about their boring lives.
    Everyone knows the end of the story but the path of getting there is slow and ... wait for it...... boring. According to critics.
    But what to film critics know?
    More morons that can't comprehend there was history before their mommies & daddies ever thought about conceiving them.
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    Maybe they should have shot some other bad guys along the way to spice it up before the big finale
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    Even the polygraph operator said as much about the "inconclusive" results of Hamilton's session. Too bad Hinton didn't run the camera before, during and after. But even the photographic evidence contradicts some of the written statements - such as "Bonnie's head between her knees." Not true unless someone moved her prior to the film recording.

    Could this be the forerunner of the JFK assassination fiasco? Oh well. It is fun looking at all the elements of this event.
    I would like to see all the film Hinton did capture. What we can see of it today, via u tube, has been edited.

    One thing I do find interesting - In the film they showed the posse shooting up the whole windshield. At the end of the film, there's a photo of the actual mob surrounding the car as it was being towed in Arcadia, and there are only bullet holes on the passenger side of the windshield.


    I did find a video of Hinton's footage on u tube, and at the end of it, still at the ambush site, there are a lot of people standing around. I hadn't seen that before, but it certainly corroborates Hinton's account of how people were showing up in droves before the car could be towed.

    Here's a link to it - The crowd is at the 1:40 mark.
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    Out in the middle of nowhere, makes ya wonder where all them forks came from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB53 View Post
    It's getting poor reviews - mostly for being a boring story about two boring old men talking about their boring lives.
    Everyone knows the end of the story but the path of getting there is slow and ... wait for it...... boring. According to critics.
    But what to film critics know?
    Well hell, I think I will go and watch it again, just cause the elite says it sux.
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    Does anyone know what weapons were found in the car?
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