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Name: Professor: Subject: Date: Natural Born Killers: A Review Oliver Stone, famous for controversial subjects and films such as Platoon, Wall Street and JFK directed Natural Born Killers, a story by Quentin Tarantino, who has Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Basterds in his name and screenplay by Richard Rutowski and David Velos who wrote Behind Enemy Lines…
It had never quite been done before – a mixture of stocks and styles. I was influenced, I have to say, by MTV and some of the styles I saw in the early 80s and 90s on television. But no one had tried that style over the course of 90, 100 minutes. The story shown in 1994 is about two lovers, Mickey (played by Woody Harrelson) and Mallory (played by Juliette Lewis) who wreaked havoc along Route 666, by senselessly killing people in almost three weeks: waiters, police, gas station attendants, and anybody who had the misfortune to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. The pair always leaves one person alive to tell the tale of their act. The gory acts intrigued, captivated and covered by media through a reporter’s (played by Robert Downey Jr.), through his follow up and continuous reports about the pair’s exploits. The media reports made them famous criminal celebrities, almost in the league of Bonnie and Clyde. From the opening sequence of the film, Mickey and Mallory were introduced in the story, setting the platform successfully as the audience is easily captivated, curiosities aroused as to what the movie will offer them as a whole. The film was set in the 1990’s, a time when freedom was usually taken advantage of by people, with media encroaching into people’s private lives. ...
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