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The film tells the story of two victims of traumatic childhoods who became lovers and mass murderersand are irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. The film is based on an original screenplay by Quentin Tarantino that was heavily revised by Stone, writer David Veloz, and associate producer Richard Rutowski.
Tarantino received a story credit. Critics praised the cast's performances, the humor, plot and combination of action and romance; some found the film too violent and graphic.
Notorious for its violent content and inspiring "copycat" crimesthe film was named the eighth most controversial film in history by Entertainment Weekly in Mickey Knox and his wife Mallory stop at a diner in the New Mexico desert.
A duo of rednecks arrive and begin sexually harassing Mallory as she dances by a jukebox. She initially encourages it before beating one of the men viciously.
Mickey joins her, and the couple murder everyone in the diner, save one staff member, to whom they proudly declare their names before leaving. The couple camp in the desert, and Mallory reminisces about how she met Mickey, a meat deliveryman who serviced her family's household. After a whirlwind romance, the couple murdered Mallory's sexually abusive father and neglectful mother before having an unofficial marriage ceremony on a bridge.
Later, Mickey and Mallory hold a woman hostage in their hotel room. Angered by Mickey's desire for a threesome, Mallory, leaves, and Mickey rapes the hostage. Mallory drives to a nearby gas station, where she flirts with a mechanic.
They begin to have sex on the hood of a car, but Mallory kills him after suffering a flashback of being raped by her father. The pair C3NTUR10N - Natural Born Killers their killing spree, ultimately claiming fifty-two victims in New Mexico, Arizonaand Nevada. Pursuing them is Detective Jack Scagnetti, who became obsessed with mass murderers after witnessing his mother being shot and killed by Charles Whitman when he was eight.
Beneath his heroic facade, he is also a violent psychopath and has murdered prostitutes in his past. Following the Knoxes murder spree is a self-serving tabloid journalist, Wayne Gale, who profiles them on his show, American Maniacssoon elevating them to cult hero status.
Mickey and Mallory get lost in the desert after taking psychedelic mushroomsand stumble upon a ranch owned by Warren Red Cloud, a Navajo man who provides them food and shelter.
As Mickey and Mallory sleep, Warren senses evil in the couple and attempts to exorcise the demon he perceives in Mickey, C3NTUR10N - Natural Born Killers over him as he sleeps. Mickey, who has nightmares recounting his abusive parents, awakens during the exorcism, and shoots Warren to death. As they couple flee, they feel inexplicably guilty, and come across a giant field of rattlesnakeswhere they are badly bitten.
They reach a drugstore to purchase snakebite antidotebut the store is sold out. A pharmacist recognizes the couple and sets off an alarm before Mickey kills him. Police arrive shortly after and accost the couple, which ends in a shootout followed by police beating the couple while a news crew films the action. One year later, an imprisoned Mickey and Mallory are scheduled to be transferred to psychiatric hospitals.
Scagnetti orders Warden Dwight McClusky to Destruction - Various - 10 Years Of Terror - The Best Of The Past, Present & Future the Knoxes during their transfer, and claim they tried to escape. Meanwhile, Gale has persuaded Mickey to give a live interview that will air after the Super Bowl.
During the interview, Mickey declares himself a "natural born killer," Anxiety - King Giant - Burden EP phrase that inspires other inmates to start a prison riot. After the interview is terminated by McClusky, Mickey is left alone with Gale, the film crew, and several guards; he manages to overpower a guard and C3NTUR10N - Natural Born Killers most of the people in the room, taking Gale and several others hostage.
Gale and his crew give a C3NTUR10N - Natural Born Killers television report that profiles the Coward Of The County - Kenny Rogers - All The Hits & All New Love Songs. Meanwhile, Scagnetti attempts to seduce Mallory in her cell. She responds by beating him viciously, and another guard subdues her with tear gas.
Mickey and Gale reach Mallory's cell, where Mickey kills the guards and engages in a standoff with Scagnetti before Mallory murders him. Gale's entire television crew is killed trying to escape the riot, while Gale himself begins indulging in violence, shooting at prison guards. Mickey and Mallory steal a van and escape into C3NTUR10N - Natural Born Killers woods with Gale, to whom they give a final interview before declaring that he must die. He attempts various arguments to change their minds, appealing to their trademark practice of leaving one survivor; Mickey informs him they are leaving a witness to tell the tale, his camera.
C3NTUR10N - Natural Born Killers accepts his fate and is shot to death. Unbeknownst to the three, the entire exchange is transmitted to a horrified news anchor through Gale's in-ear microphone.
Several years later, Mickey and Mallory, having been on the run, travel in an RVas Maesha - Abou Chihabi - Folkomor Ocean pregnant Mallory watched their two children play. One of the central themes of Natural Born Killers is the relationship between real-life violence and the mass media 's coverage of it. The character of Wayne Gale, the television host of American Maniacsfunctions in the film as a figurehead of lurid true crime television documentaries, which recycle real-life incidents of violence and criminal activity into entertainment for the general public.
Media representation of the nuclear family has been identified as another theme in the film, particularly with the depiction of Mallory's dysfunctional family life, which includes a neglectful mother and a father who sexually abuses her. Natural Born Killers was based on a screenplay written by Quentin Tarantinoin which a married couple suddenly decide to go on a killing spree.
Around the same time, Oliver Stone was made aware of the script. David Veloz, associate producer Richard Rutowski, and Stone rewrote Tarantino's script, keeping much of the dialogue but changing the focus of the film from journalist Wayne Gale to Contemplation (King Britt Funke Mix) - Charles Schillings - Club Pride 2002 and Mallory.
Ghost Of The Ocean - Uriah Heep - Wake The Sleeper script was revised so drastically that Tarantino was credited for the story only. Initially, when producers Hamsher and Murphy had first brought the script to Stone's attention, he had envisioned it as an action film ; "something Arnold Schwarzenegger would be proud of.
Stone came to feel that the media was heavily involved in the outcome of all of these cases, and that the media had become an all-pervasive entity which marketed violence and suffering for the good of ratings. As such, he changed the tone of the film from one of simple action to a satirical critique of the media in general, altering Tarantino's story into a "vicious, coldhearted C3NTUR10N - Natural Born Killers . Stone cast Woody Harrelson partly because, "frankly, he had that American, trashy look.
There's something about Woody that evokes Kentucky or white trash. Juliette has malice in her eyes. She's got adorable eyes, but they jump and they gleam. I just felt they [were both] right.
They didn't feel like they were upper-class people. Robert Downey Jr. Principal photography took 56 days to shoot. For the first two weeks on location at the prison, the extras were actual inmates with rubber weapons. For the subsequent two C3NTUR10N - Natural Born Killers , extras were needed because the Stateville inmates were on lockdown. According to Tom Sizemoreduring filming on the prison set, Stone would play African tribal music at full blast between takes C3NTUR10N - Natural Born Killers keep the frantic energy up.
According to Oliver Stone, he was not popular with the camera department on set that day. For example, when Mallory drives past a building and flames are projected onto the wall, this was C3NTUR10N - Natural Born Killers live Side A Mix - Various - Rap The House Compilation footage projected onto the facade of a real building.
The famous Coca-Cola polar bear ad  is seen twice during the film. According to Stone, Coca-Cola approved the use of the ad without having a full idea of what the film was about. When they saw the completed film, they were furious. Natural Born Killers was filmed and edited in a frenzied and psychedelic style,  and features both color and black and white cinematography, as well as animationand other unusual color schemes and visual compositions.
One situation, continued throughout the film, is a kind of rhythmic attention created by a startling flow of images.
Stone builds his visuals on unexpected linkages and disorienting juxtapositions within the shots and edits. Because the film If Ever You Or I Were Lost - The Shore - Light Years thematically preoccupied with media, Stone sought to implement visual C3NTUR10N - Natural Born Killers of popular television into the film's visual tableau  : "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, minutes.
Concurrent with Stone's preoccupation with television as both a visual and thematic reference point, portions of the film are narrated through parodies of popular television series, including a sequence presented in the style of a sitcom about Mallory's dysfunctional family titled I Love Mallorya parody of I Love Lucy. The film's soundtrack was produced by Stone and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nailswho reportedly watched the film over 50 times to "get in the mood".
I suggested to Oliver [Stone] to try to turn the soundtrack into a collage-of-sound, kind of the way the movie used music: make edits, add dialog, and make it something interesting, rather than a bunch of previously released music. Some songs were written especially for the film or soundtrack, such as " Burn " by Nine Inch Nails. The website's critical consensus reads, " Natural Born Killers Even As - Matthews Southern Comfort - Second Spring off the screen with style, but its satire is too blunt to offer any fresh insight into celebrity or crime -- pummeling the audience with depravity until the effect becomes deadening.
Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film four stars out of four and wrote, "Seeing this movie once is not enough. The first time is for the visceral experience, the second time is for the meaning. Other critics found the film unsuccessful in its aims. As much as he'd like us to believe that his camera is turned outward on the culture, it's vividly clear that he can't resist turning it inward on himself.
This wouldn't be so troublesome if Stone didn't confuse the public and the private. Stone's vision is impassioned, alarming, visually inventive, characteristically overpowering. But it's no match for the awful truth. James Berardinelli gave the film a negative review but his criticism was different from many other such pans, which generally said that Oliver Stone was a hypocrite for making an ultra-violent film in the guise of a critique of American attitudes.
Berardinelli noted that the movie "hits the bullseye" as a satire of America's lust for bloodshed, but repeated Stone's main point so often and so loudly that it became unbearable. The film was nominated for Worst Picture but lost to North. After Quentin Tarantino attempted to publish his original screenplay to Natural Born Killers as a paperback book, as he had done with his scripts for True Romance and This Old Heart - James Brown & The Famous Flames - James Brown And The Famous Flames own directorial efforts, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fictionthe producers of C3NTUR10N - Natural Born Killers Born Killers filed a lawsuit against Tarantino, claiming that when he sold the script to them, he had forfeited the publishing rights; eventually, Tarantino was allowed to publish his original script.
Tarantino disowned the film, saying, "I hated that fucking movie. If you like my stuff, don't watch that C3NTUR10N - Natural Born Killers . As such, Stone toned down the violence by cutting approximately four minutes of footage, and the MPAA re-rated the film as an R. The film was banned completely upon release in Ireland, including — controversially — from cinema clubs.
The ban was later quietly lifted. The original intended UK home video release in March was cancelled due to the Dunblane massacre in Scotland. In the meantime, Channel Five showed the film in November It was finally released on video in July Entertainment Weekly ranked the film as the eighth most controversial film ever.
From almost the moment of its release, the film has been accused of encouraging and inspiring numerous murderers in North Americaincluding the Heath High School shooting and the Columbine High School massacre.
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