23 February 2013 12:47 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"Little did I realise that what began in the alleys and back ways

of this quiet town would end in the Badlands of Montana."

Terrence Malick dabbled in philosophy lecturing, journalism and Hollywood script doctoring before deciding to leap behind the camera in the early '70s with a crime drama ripped straight from the headlines. In 1958 Charles Starkweather tore across the heartlands of America, 14-year-old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate in tow, on a killing spree that took 11 lives. The murders came to an end in Douglas, Wyoming, and Starkweather was eventually executed by electric chair with Fugate serving 17 years in prison.

Malick's lovers-on-the-lam film Badlands shared more than a passing resemblance with the Starkweather story, along with Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde, a violent, stylish film that arrived like a thunderbolt in 1967 to shake up American cinema. Yet through Malick's eyes this was a more lyrical, quietly disturbing »

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Martin Scorsese (I)
Quentin Tarantino
Terrence Malick

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners