Badlands highlights numerous intertextual references from Bonnie and Clyde to Dillinger, not forgetting the real life story of Charles Starkweather and his underage girlfriend Caril Fugate of whom the screenplay is based on. The True Romance soundtrack holds significant intertextual relevance, yet it is not the only feature to hold parallel themes to the forerunning Badlands. Fascinated by intertextuality, anempathy, and the effects of pre-existing music in film, her writing offers an insightful standpoint on the numerous ways music can function in film.
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The analogous narratives present a Bonnie and Clyde style storyline following the same pattern; a couple running from the law dealing with the trials and tribulations of criminal involvement and life as fugitives.
We've detected that your browser isn't showing ads. This detail exhibits a certain irony, characterised by the naive young delinquents in Badlands as they journey through the Plains of Montana on their innocently perceived killing spree.
It creates a sweet gassehauer, illustrative of the idyllic life they are living, juxtaposed against the cold blooded violence enacted by Kit.
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This concept is particularly relevant in cinema due to its infinitely referential nature. Despite being young and naive, the characters portray a certain level of self-assurance in their actions, and despite the audience remaining consistently aware of their wrongdoings, an interpassive communication of sympathy is evoked.
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Yet what happens when the observant viewer fails to understand the reference? One cannot deny the significance of lyrics or excerpts of pre-existing music, especially in contemporary filmmaking where signifiers are often relied upon to accurately interpret the audio-visual, yet this description may be somewhat oversimplified.
Where in Badlands the theme consistently recurs in its original state, True Romance utilises thematic development to illustrate a change in mood or to progress the narrative. In fact, the narrative communicates no feelings of sentimental joy between the couple, only nonchalance and emotional stoicism.
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Some critics have gassenauer as far as describing the film as cold and curiously detached. The two films exist in comparable harmony through both musical scoring, and narrative themes. These two key areas allow a distinction to be made between the way pre-existing music in film is manipulated.
Gassenhauer by Hans Neusiedler Throughout, the jovial marimba theme appears to symbolise hope, that ultimately the couple will make it through the film together unscathed. It further maintains that no text is entirely detached from any other.
You must be logged in to comment. The playful nature of these pieces reveal they were intended as music for children. Godsall suggests that intertextual film music is not merely focused towards acknowledging other pre-existing music, but should remain pre-existing itself.
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Intertextuality and thematic development. From Badlands to True Romance
How Texts Rely on Other Texts. University of California at Santa Barbara. You are commenting using your Gasaenhauer account. Fugitives Kit and Holly — Badlands. Every subscription supports the running of our service. If you are running an ad blocker, please disable it on whosampled. This point bears crucial implications for assessing the influence of pre-existing music and any subsequent associations.