i don’t know what chemistry is or how one goes about creating it, but this movie has it. betty and dunaway are really truly good. sometimes good movies or good performances are time-specific, but i don’t think this is one of those cases. in fact, the entire cast is good gene hackman does a good job (though not his best performance) and michael j. pollard is also quite good. it’s an action adventure film that has equal parts romance, comedy, and drama. it does them all well, too…you don’t get the feeling that the comedy is put in as an afterthought. it has a definite sixties style, some of it is reminiscent of the graduate (especially the opening sequence in bonnie’s bedroom). close-up shots, hand held camera, a subdued form of impressionistic acting. i don’t know where fact and fiction begin and end, but it’s a good and fun, wholly american, story for all times.