In our latest episode of the Soylent GreenScreen Podcast, now available for download or streaming from iTunes and Stitcher, Michelle, the Justins and Wayne discuss Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers, starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jnr., Tommy Lee Jones and Tome Sizemore as well as Arthur Penn’s 1967 version of Bonnie and Clyde, starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman and Gene Wilder.
We discuss the media, the highs and lows of Robert Downey Jnr. and his career, the brilliance of Woody Harrelson, why Quentin Tarantino only gets a “Story By” credit and not a screenplay credit and the ways that Natural Born Killers ruined Michelle’s love of Rodney Dangerfield. We also discuss Oliver Stone and how his films are male centric and question whether Natural Born Killers was made for an adult audience and whether or not they were serial killers or mass murderers, or even if it matters.
In the second half we discuss the 1967 film, Bonnie and Clyde. Through this discussion we examine the influence of Bonnie and Clyde on American cinema and the ways in which the media portrays these characters. We also look at the hysteria of Bonnie and Clyde and attempt to figure out if they were deluding themselves into thinking they were heroes.