Director Oliver Stone joins us in person with these two thrillers, in which Sean Penn becomes entangled with femme fatale Jennifer Lopez (U TURN) and serial killers Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis blaze a bloody trail across the Southwest (NATURAL BORN KILLERS).
Discussion between films with director Oliver Stone.
1997, Sony Repertory, 125 min, France/USA, Dir: Oliver Stone
On his way to Las Vegas to pay off a debt, Bobby Cooper’s (Sean Penn) car breaks down near the small town of Superior, Arizona, where he becomes entangled with a femme fatale (Jennifer Lopez) and her husband (Nick Nolte) and everything that can go wrong, does. Based the John Ridley novel Stray Dogs, this riveting neo-noir thriller features a top-notch cast including Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Voight, Joaquin Phoenix and Claire Danes.
NATURAL BORN KILLERS
1994, Warner Bros., 118 min, USA, Dir: Oliver Stone
This satirical look at the depths to which tabloid media will sink to deliver a good crime story was named one of the 10 most controversial films in history by Entertainment Weekly. As serial killers/lovers Mickey and Mallory (Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis) blaze an exceptionally gory trail across the Southwest, they are pursued by an enraged police detective (Tom Sizemore) and elevated to folk heroes by Wayne Gale (Robert Downey Jr.), the host of the popular TV show “American Maniacs.”