A Letter From The Publisher: Dec. 8, 1967

BANJO rhythms, screams, screeching tires, shattering glass and the rattle of machine-gun bursts were among the strange and terrifying sounds that occasionally drowned out the soft clatter of typewriter keys in our New York editorial offices last week. Had someone run amuck? No, the uproar came from the tumultuous sound track of the movie Bonnie and Clyde, which Cinema Writer Stefan Kanfer was using as ''Music to Write a TIME Cover Story By." As the tape recorder next to his typewriter spun out its violent cues, Kanfer worked on, at times pulling on...

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