History Film / NaturalBornKillers

4th May '16 4:26:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Jack Scagnetti was written by Quentin as more of a tired, worn-out KnightInSourArmor, living with a reputation based on past glory, who ''eventually'' [[KnightTemplar snaps and attacks Mallory in the climax]]--as opposed to the corrupt, murderous DirtyCop obsessed with Mallory that Stone's film made him.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalVillainy:
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Jack Scagnetti was written by Quentin as more of a tired, worn-out KnightInSourArmor, living with a reputation based on past glory, who ''eventually'' [[KnightTemplar snaps and attacks Mallory in the climax]]--as opposed to the corrupt, murderous DirtyCop obsessed with Mallory that Stone's film made him.
4th May '16 4:18:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* BrokenAesop: Debatable, but Stone does make the life of crime seem pretty attractive at times...
4th May '16 4:18:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Villain?]]: [[spoiler:When Mickey accidentally kills the Indian, Mallory really lays into him.]]
4th May '16 4:17:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbusiveParents:
** Mallory's parents, and maybe Mickey's, too.

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* AbusiveParents:
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%%* AbusiveParents: Mallory's parents, and maybe Mickey's, too.



* AppealToInherentNature: "Look, bitch, you knew I was a snake."
* AssholeVictim:
** Mallory's father and Jack Scagnetti.
** The redneck gang.
* AxCrazy: Two guesses. Mallory is the worst.
* BadassBeard: Wayne Gale
* BaldOfEvil: Mickey towards the end.

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* %%* AppealToInherentNature: "Look, bitch, you knew I was a snake."
* %%* AssholeVictim:
** %%** Mallory's father and Jack Scagnetti.
** %%** The redneck gang.
* %%* AxCrazy: Two guesses. Mallory is the worst.
* %%* BadassBeard: Wayne Gale
* %%* BaldOfEvil: Mickey towards the end.



** Wayne Gale, of course.

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** %%** Wayne Gale, of course.



* ClusterFBomb

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* DinerBrawl: Or a Diner Massacre anyway.
* DirtyCop: Jack Scagnetti and the prison warden.

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* %%* DinerBrawl: Or a Diner Massacre anyway.
* %%* DirtyCop: Jack Scagnetti and the prison warden.



* {{If It Bleeds It Leads}}: A ruthless satire of this trope.
* IllKillYou: Everyone. Yes, everyone.
* {{Important Haircut}}: Mickey, right before his interview.

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* %%* {{If It Bleeds It Leads}}: A ruthless satire of this trope.
* %%* IllKillYou: Everyone. Yes, everyone.
* %%* {{Important Haircut}}: Mickey, right before his interview.



* {{Mood Dissonance}}: All the frakkin' time.

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* %%* {{Mood Dissonance}}: All the frakkin' time.



* OutlawCouple: Mickey and Mallory

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* %%* OutlawCouple: Mickey and Mallory



* RedOniBlueOni: Mallory and Mickey, respectively.
* {{Scary Shiny Glasses}}: Mickey's glasses.

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* %%* RedOniBlueOni: Mallory and Mickey, respectively.
* %%* {{Scary Shiny Glasses}}: Mickey's glasses.



* StrawmanNewsMedia: Type 4.

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* %%* StrawmanNewsMedia: Type 4.



* {{Villain Protagonist}}s

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4th May '16 4:15:13 AM Morgenthaler
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** Well, maybe not abusive, but as a child, Mickey did see [[spoiler:his father kill himself.]]
17th Feb '16 5:15:08 AM VoxAquila
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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Owen Taft - [[spoiler: he appears out of nowhere at the beginning and end of the film, and in the original cut, just before he kills the Knoxes he says he "came from the fire."]]
4th Jan '16 4:30:59 AM Folamh3
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->''The media made them superstars''

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->''The media made them superstars''
superstars.''



* SlasherSmile

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* WeddingRingRemoval: Played with: Mallory takes off her wedding ring to wash the dishes, but Mickey is horrified by this and insists that she must never take it off.
30th Jun '15 12:59:52 PM haloinsider
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Considered to be one of the most controversial films of the 1990s, '''''Natural Born Killers''''' is a film by Creator/OliverStone. It derives from a screenplay written by Creator/QuentinTarantino (which itself was a rewrite of friend Creator/RogerAvary's script, The Open Road, elements of which also contributed to ''Film/TrueRomance''), who conceived it as a dark exploitation thriller (with elements of satire), but Stone extensively rewrote it to the point where Tarantino [[DisownedAdaptation disowns it as part of his work.]] Stone turned the story into a satire of [[IfItBleedsItLeads the incestuous relationship between crime, the media and pop culture]], and how the latter two glorify the former and turn mass murderers into cult heroes. The film tells the tale of Mickey (Woody Harrelson) and Mallory Knox (Creator/JulietteLewis), who captivate the world with a cross-country murder spree. Despite being sadistic and largely unrepentant murderers, the media (led by a tabloid journalist played by Creator/RobertDowneyJr) turns them into pop culture icons.

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Considered to be one of the most controversial films of the 1990s, '''''Natural Born Killers''''' is a film by Creator/OliverStone. It derives from a screenplay written by Creator/QuentinTarantino (which itself was a rewrite of friend Creator/RogerAvary's script, The Open Road, elements of which also contributed to ''Film/TrueRomance''), who conceived it as a dark exploitation thriller (with elements of satire), but Stone extensively rewrote it to the point where Tarantino [[DisownedAdaptation disowns it as part of his work.]] Stone turned the story into a satire of [[IfItBleedsItLeads the incestuous relationship between crime, the media and pop culture]], and how the latter two glorify the former and turn mass murderers into cult heroes. The film tells the tale of Mickey (Woody Harrelson) (Creator/WoodyHarrelson) and Mallory Knox (Creator/JulietteLewis), who captivate the world with a cross-country murder spree. Despite being sadistic and largely unrepentant murderers, the media (led by a tabloid journalist played by Creator/RobertDowneyJr) turns them into pop culture icons.
21st Jun '15 10:26:07 PM BatmanKalEl
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* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: The scene showing Mallory's family life is done in the style of a 90's sitcom, complete with canned laughter, exaggerated set design, and sitcom-styled joke script... which informs the viewer that Mallory's father has been raping her for longer than her brother has been alive (because the only reason Kevin was born is because Dad didn't realize he was in his own bedroom and not Mallory's) and her mother doesn't object because he beats her.

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* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: The scene showing Mallory's family life is done in the style of a 90's 50's sitcom, complete with canned laughter, exaggerated set design, and sitcom-styled joke script... which informs the viewer that Mallory's father has been raping her for longer than her brother has been alive (because the only reason Kevin was born is because Dad didn't realize he was in his own bedroom and not Mallory's) and her mother doesn't object because he beats her.
21st Jun '15 10:22:24 PM BatmanKalEl
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* WagTheDirector: Very little of this film is derived from Tarantino's screenplay. Tarantino says that the only aspect of the film he'll acknowledge as being his are the character names Mickey and Mallory.
* XMeetsY: ''Film/{{Kalifornia}}'' meets ''Film/{{Network}}''
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