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In the fall of 1973, one could see signposts of cinema's future in Mean Streets and The Exorcist, yet with this youthful pair of proto-indie dreamers, Malick was paving a whole new road. It turned out to be the path most traveled.
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A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.
He is offered another job "working cattle over at the pens" where his cowboy boots will fit in better.
“Set the tone for Malick's films to come, yet stands alone in many ways. Certainly a cornerstone for any of the auteur's devotees. Plus: Warren Oates! ”
Using a 1958 murder spree as a narrative springboard, Terrence Malick fashioned a fractured fairy tale about American innocence lost. Read more »
[Kit has illusions of his own grandiosity and mythic status, even at this early stage in the film.] Holly fantasizes about how she comforts Kit, (in a surrealistic image, he lies in bed decorated from behind with peacock feathers and next to her catfish that is gasping for breath), while wearing angelic white robes and coming to him in the middle of the night:
The movie is just as free, experimental, and unsure of itself as its main characters are, and thus fits like a glove.
Holly describes her life as if she’s writing pulp fiction. “Little did I realize,” she tells us, “that what began in the alleys and back ways of this quiet town would end in the Badlands of Montana.” It is the wondering narrative voice that lingers beneath all of Terrence Malick’s films, sometimes unspoken: Human lives diminish beneath the overarching majesty of the world.
And as he lay in bed, in the middle of the night, he always heard a noise like somebody was holding a seashell against his ear. And sometimes he'd see me coming toward him in beautiful white robes, and I'd put my cold hand on his forehead.
“Finally! I have been waiting for this Criterion release for years!”
Terrence Malick’s “Badlands” (1973) tells a story that has been told many times, of two lovers who are criminals and are pursued across the vastness of America. “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967) comes first to mind. Malick’s direct inspiration was the story of Charles Starkweather, the “Mad Dog Killer,” who in 1957-58 with his girl friend Caril Ann Fugate went on a killing spree that left 11 dead, including her parents and younger sister. She was 13, he was 18.
In 1993, four years after the United States National Film Registry was established, Badlands was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
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Cieszymy się, że Ty też masz łeb pełen filmów i chcesz podzielić się swoją wiedzą z innymi.Niniejsza strona została utworzona dzięki takim jak Ty! Najwięcej treści dodali:
He was 25 years old - He combed his hair like James Dean - He was very fastidious - People who littered bothered him - She was 15 - She took music lessons and could twirl a baton - She wasn't very popular at school - For awhile they lived together in a tree house.
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An unmissable reissue for Terrence Malick's gorgeous and troubling debut.
Before the credits, the film opens with a view of lonely 15 year-old Holly Sargis (Sissy Spacek) playing with her pet dog on her bed, as she speaks in a voice-over flashback about how she was transplanted from Texas to South Dakota with her single father. Without many friends, she considers herself a "little stranger" in her father's eyes:
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“Terence Malick's stunning debut is as ethereal as the rest of his work, but perhaps also more psychologically complex. Both beautiful and accessible.”
It's a testament to Bruce Greenwood's acting that Adan never becomes entirely as insufferable as the words that come out of his mouth.
A small-time hood struggles with a moral crisis regarding his friends, family, business, and his conflicting religious beliefs.
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Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Holly is practicing her baton-twirling on the front lawn when she meets Kit. She is 15. He is 25, and has just walked off his job as a garbage man. We never learn anything about his earlier years. He walks out of nowhere, sees her, and sweeps her up in his whirlwind. Within a day or two he has shot her father dead, set her house afire, and they are on the run across South Dakota.
Starry-eyed Holly spies on Kit through curtains as he again approaches her house. The impressionable girl describes her instant magnetic attraction to the boy who looks like dreamy teen film idol James Dean from her movie magazines, in voice-over:
This tender treatment does nothing to alleviate the horror of the atrocities committed.
Kit: Hi. Holly: Well, stop the world. Kit: Hey, I quit my job. Holly: Great. Kit: It seemed like the right move...Well, I'm gonna work as a cowboy now... or thinking about it. It's a routine, like anything. What do you think? Holly: I don't know.
Clerk: Why did you leave? Kit: I just felt like it. Clerk: What kind of work do you think you'd be qualified for? I just gotta get this. Kit: I can't think of anything at the moment. I want you to write me out a slip, though, proving I came down here.
Badlands is a 1973 American crime film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. Warren Oates and Ramon Bieri are also featured. The story, though fictional, is loosely based on the real-life murder spree of Charles Starkweather and his girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, in 1958, though such a basis was not acknowledged when the film was released.
In 1959, she watched while he killed a lot of people.
Did it go the way it was supposed to?...Is that all there is to it?...Gosh, what was everybody talking about?...Well, I'm glad it's over. For a while, I was afraid I might die before it happened. Had a wreck, or some deal like that.
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There is an idyll in a dense forest, where Kit constructs an improbable tree house possibly intended to evoke Tarzan. He rigs alarms and sets booby traps. They lead a natural life, an idle one, aimless. Lacking personal resources, they occupy a default state of boredom. One early shot of Kit shows him walking down an alley, stamping on a tin can to flatten it, then kicking it away. That gives him something to do.
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