History Film / NaturalBornKillers

1st Mar '17 11:58:56 AM JamesAustin
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->''The media made them superstars.''

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->''The ->''"The media made them superstars.''
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1st Mar '17 4:59:36 AM JamesAustin
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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[DownplayedTrope To an extent]]--the Knoxes are hardly "heroes"; still, Stone's film has them moralizing (eventually calling out Gayle for his antics) and expressing regret for some of their actions. The AbusiveParents angle also provides sympathy of sorts for them. None of this is in Tarantino's original script, which has the couple as something of a dark {{Deconstruction}} of the ''BonnieAndClyde'' concept.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: [[DownplayedTrope To an extent]]--the Knoxes are hardly "heroes"; still, Stone's film has them moralizing (eventually calling out Gayle for his antics) and expressing regret for some of their actions. The AbusiveParents angle also provides sympathy of sorts for them. None of this is in Tarantino's original script, which has the couple as something of a dark {{Deconstruction}} of the ''BonnieAndClyde'' ''Film/BonnieAndClyde'' concept.
5th Jan '17 5:39:13 PM ThePest179
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* ActionGirl: Mallory is as capable and ruthless a murderer as Mickey.



** Wayne Gale, of course. "For the first time of my life, '''I'M ALIIIIVE!'''"

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** Wayne Gale, of course. "For the first time of my life, '''I'M ALIIIIVE!'''"ALIIIIIIIIIIVE!'''"



* CopKiller: Mickey and Mallory kill plenty of cops during their crime spree and escape. This causes many instances of PoliceBrutality directed towards them.

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* CopKiller: Mickey and Mallory kill plenty of cops during their crime spree and escape. This causes many instances of PoliceBrutality directed towards them.them once they're captured.



* PureIsNotGodd: Mickey calls murder "pure", and that media sensationalism makes it "impure".

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* PureIsNotGodd: PureIsNotGood: Mickey calls murder "pure", and that media sensationalism makes it "impure".
5th Jan '17 5:26:10 PM ThePest179
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** Mallory's father was a sexually abusive jackass, and Jack Scagnetti strangled a prostitute just to kill someone, so you won't fetoo bad when they get their comeuppance.

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** Mallory's father was a sexually abusive jackass, and Jack Scagnetti strangled a prostitute just to kill someone, so you someone. You won't fetoo fell too bad when they get their comeuppance.


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* PrisonRiot: After Mickey's interview with Wayne Gale, the whole prison goes apeshit and a massive riot breaks out. [[spoiler: Mickey and Mallory exploit this in order to escape.]]
* PureIsNotGodd: Mickey calls murder "pure", and that media sensationalism makes it "impure".


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* {{Ubermensch}}: Mickey displays a mindset like this during his interview with Wayne Gale.
--> "You and me, we're not even the same species. I used to be you then I evolved. From where you're standing you're a man. From where I'm standing you're an ape."
5th Jan '17 5:01:11 PM ThePest179
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%%* AbusiveParents: Mallory's parents, and maybe Mickey's, too.

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%%* * AbusiveParents: Mallory's parents, dad. He's been sexually abusing Mallory for years, constantly volleying insults and maybe Mickey's, too.threatening violence towards her and the rest of his family. It's implied that Mickey didn't have the best parents either, as a flashback shows them getting into an argument and a physical fight.



%%* OutlawCouple: Mickey and Mallory

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%%* * OutlawCouple: Mickey and MalloryMallory are the poster children of this trope.
* ParentalIncest: Mallory's dad sexually abused her for years.


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* SerialKiller: Mickey and Mallory kill dozens of people over the course of several weeks.


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* UnholyMatrimony: Mickey and Mallory are a married couple that go on a cross country killing spree over the course of the movie.
3rd Jan '17 6:23:48 AM ThePest179
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** Mallory's father was a sexually abusive jackass, and Jack Scagnetti strangled a prostitute just to kill someone.

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** Mallory's father was a sexually abusive jackass, and Jack Scagnetti strangled a prostitute just to kill someone.someone, so you won't fetoo bad when they get their comeuppance.



* BaldOfEvil: Mickey shaves his head towards the end.

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* BaldOfEvil: Mickey shaves his head towards the end.end of the movie.



%%* ImportantHaircut: Mickey, right before his interview.

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%%* * ImportantHaircut: Mickey, Mickey shaves his head, right before his interview.interview.



* KillerCop: Jack Scagnetti strangles a prostitute to death for the fun of it. He's also the detective assigned to capture Mickey and Mallory.

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* KillerCop: Jack Scagnetti strangles a prostitute to death for the fun of it. [[HeroAntagonist He's also the detective assigned to capture Mickey and Mallory.Mallory]].



%%* RedOniBlueOni: Mallory and Mickey, respectively.

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%%* * RedOniBlueOni: Mallory is very emotional and Mickey, respectively.short-tempered, while Mickey is often calm and collected.



%%* StrawmanNewsMedia: Type 4.

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%%* * StrawmanNewsMedia: Type 4.A satire of this trope and IfItBleedsItLeads, as the amount of attention the news gives to Mickey and Mallory's killing spree turns them into celebrities.
3rd Dec '16 5:35:53 PM ThePest179
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* CopKiller: Mickey and Mallory kill plenty of cops during their crime spree and escape. This causes many instances of PoliceBrutality towards them.

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* CopKiller: Mickey and Mallory kill plenty of cops during their crime spree and escape. This causes many instances of PoliceBrutality directed towards them.


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* PetTheDog: Mickey and Mallory avoid killing Mallory's brother after they had previously killed her mom and dad.


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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Mickey and Mallory are based loosely on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Starkweather Charles Starkweather]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caril_Ann_Fugate Caril Fugate]].


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* SelfMadeOrphan: With Mickey's help, Mallory kills both her parents.
3rd Dec '16 4:15:43 PM ThePest179
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%%* AssholeVictim:
%%** Mallory's father and Jack Scagnetti.

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%%* * AssholeVictim:
%%** ** Mallory's father was a sexually abusive jackass, and Jack Scagnetti.Scagnetti strangled a prostitute just to kill someone.



%%* AxCrazy: Two guesses. Mallory is the worst.

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%%* * AxCrazy: Two guesses. Mallory is Mickey and Mallory, but Jack Scagnetti and Wayne Gale also get in on the worst.act.



%%* BaldOfEvil: Mickey towards the end.

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%%* * BaldOfEvil: Mickey shaves his head towards the end.



** Who can forget "Jesus Harold Christ on a fucking rubber crutch!"
%%** Wayne Gale, of course.

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** *** Who can forget "Jesus Harold Christ on a fucking rubber crutch!"
%%** ** Wayne Gale, of course.course. "For the first time of my life, '''I'M ALIIIIVE!'''"



* CopKiller: Mickey and Mallory kill plenty of cops during their crime spree and escape. This causes many instances of PoliceBrutality towards them.



%%* 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
anyway. In the first scene of the movie, Mickey and the prison warden.Mallory start a brawl at a diner and kill almost everyone there.



* HairTriggerTemper: Mallory is quick to anger, and even Mickey accidentally cause her to have violent outbursts.



%%* IfItBleedsItLeads: A ruthless satire of this trope.

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%%* * IfItBleedsItLeads: A ruthless satire of this trope.trope, exemplified by Wayne Gale, a reporter so desperate for ratings that he'll [[UpToEleven kill people for it]].



* KillerCop: Jack Scagnetti strangles a prostitute to death for the fun of it. He's also the detective assigned to capture Mickey and Mallory.



%%* VillainProtagonist

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%%* VillainProtagonist* VillainProtagonist: Obviously, the Knoxes, but even the heroes have their villainous moments; Jack Scagnetti strangles a prostitute to death for seemingly no reason.
23rd Oct '16 11:25:43 AM nombretomado
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* DerangedAnimation: During some of the more psychedelic scenes, we're treated to random frames of Mickey running down a hallway and a perverse FelixTheCat attacking Mallory and getting shot.

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* DerangedAnimation: During some of the more psychedelic scenes, we're treated to random frames of Mickey running down a hallway and a perverse FelixTheCat WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat attacking Mallory and getting shot.
16th Oct '16 11:45:32 AM Mdumas43073
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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 (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.

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Considered to be one of the most controversial films of the 1990s, '''''Natural ''Natural Born Killers''''' 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 (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.
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