Natural Born Killers Film Analysis

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Directed by Oliver Stone and story by Quentin Tarantino, Natural Born Killers is an amazing film that caught the world by surprise in August of 1994. This drama/thriller was very unique, “the way it shuffles from tone to tone – animated music video one second, unforgettably dark pastiche of a cheesy TV sitcom the next (featuring one of the greatest cameos in movie history by Rodney Dangerfield)” caught the attention of American popular culture. It also caught some unwanted attention as Oliver Stone was blamed for some copycat killers in the real world. Woody Harrelson fills the role of a delivery boy named Mickey Knox who falls in love with a customer, Mallory Wilson, played by Juliette Lewis. The couple hit the open road after Mickey helps Mallory kill her abusive parents. As they travel down Route 666 they develop a frequent tendency to attack innocent people as they cross paths but always leave one person unharmed to tell the story of the encounter. Through a dishonest, unfair, and possibly unstable reporter named Wayne Gale, the couple become famous as Wayne tracks their every move while also being pursued by Detective Jack Scagnetti and conveying these stories to the world. Ultimately becoming imprisoned, Mickey is interviewed live by that same reporter and…show more content…
This drama/thriller was very unique, “the way it shuffles from tone to tone – animated music video one second, unforgettably dark pastiche of a cheesy TV sitcom the next”. (Parker) It was probably the most controversial film of the 1990’s and one of the most underrated as well. This film has actually received more credit as time has passed. Oliver Stone’s message and overall theme was heard loud and clear after viewing this film. The movie was so powerful it even drove two men to kill and was caught up in a very controversial legal debate for many
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