Episode 077: "Badlands" & "Buffalo 66"
Tonight MG takes on a couple of road-trip romances " Romance on the run! " Terrence Malick's breakout hit Badlands & Vincent Gallo's indie darling Buffalo '66 - but MG thinks these films reveal more about the audience than they do about their characters! " Shifter Cars !! " Romance-on-the-run is one of cinema's most enduring genres, ' from Gun Crazy to Wild at Heart - - but tonight's selections are a strange breed all by themselves: films built to test the audience's relationship to their heroes, and make us ask why we identify with them and their sometimes ugly stories! First up: Terrence Malick's breakout hit Badlands, in which an innocent-seeming Sissy Spacek follows handsome newcomer Martin Sheen on a cross-country killing spree - .. then next up is Vincent Gallo's quirky indie Buffalo '66 - one of Erick's favorites! #MartiniGiant #VincentGallo #ViloenceandCars