Natural Born Killers Essay

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Diego Stehle Audio-visual Language Module 1: Assigment essay August 19/2008 Natural Born Killers Mallory Knox (Juliette Lewis) is an abused teenage daughter from an awful family. She meets Mickey Knox (Woody Harrelson), a butcher´s son, when he delivers fifty pounds of beef to her house; love is instant and inevitable. Mallory´s father did not approve their relationship and sends Mickey to jail. After escaping, Mickey goes to save Mallory from her parents by killing them and this is how they start a bloody trail of killings-for-kicks across the white trash heartlands of the Road 666. Their modus operandi involves leaving one survivor of each crime scene to tell the tale. Everyone knows who they are, and the media is after…show more content…
One of the most interesting uses of the angles is when Wayne Gale is trying to convince Mickey to do the live interview; whenever Wayne is on the screen he is framed by an oblique angle, making the horizon line look strange and shows the tension and the forced movements that he makes to fill this obsession that he has of doing this interview with Mickey. On the contrary, Mickey is framed with the eye-level shot; showing his interest on Wayne and satisfying his own by the use of media. Stone (DVD´s special features) states that “the use of low angles emphasizes the power of Mickey and Mallory, and the sense of things coming to a final conclusion”. This happens during the scene that they escaped from prison and are explaining to Wayne why he has to be shot, Mickey says "Frankenstein had to kill Dr. Frankenstein", implying that his actions were created by the media. Mickey and Mallory had the power, the shotguns, and Wayne had no comeback of what Mickey had told him. The use of color is very important throughout the film; the main color used is a bright lime green appearing in the opening scene, as the light in the diner jukebox and the lime pie that Mickey orders. It is used to represent the jealousy when Mallory kills a young boy in the gas station and predominantly the sickness of both characters in the drug store. Finally the green lights were used during the riot scene representing also the
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