At the age of twelve, Condon found himself drawn to screenplay writing with his first viewing of Bonnie and Clyde:<blockquote>Part of the pleasure of it was a completely instinctual thing that drew me into the world of writing about movies. Suddenly it became all of your senses—your mind was engaged by it. The most pleasurable thing was that you felt as if you were part of the movement and part of that fun.Condon, Bill. Interview by Robert K. Elder. The Film That Changed My Life by Robert K. Elder. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2011. N. p44. Print.