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Terrence Malicks film Badlands is a film dealing with blurred boundaries Malicks film is based on real life characters and true events that took place in 1958 I must say that throughout the movie the two main characters Holly and Kit grew together yet apart at the same time Both of them found themselves crossing boundaries and pushing them away It is as if the child never seemed to grow out of them However in some ways this is ironic since the more-adult role model in the film I find to be Holly Strangely enough she was a child needing to find her niche in the world Kit on the other-hand stayed basically the same only growing more obnoxious in my eyes In a review it is discussed that Malicks intentions throughout Badlands was not to get the viewer involved with the characters I do not necessarily believe this It is apparent to me that the viewer could and probably will get involved with or have feelings toward one or both characters of Badlan ds Holly narrates the film which offers no insight into the depths of Badlands It simply gives insight into the story itself In the beginning there was structure and organization to Kits and Hollys world The film begins with Holly going to school and living with a strict father who sets down rules Kit on the other hand had a job and was an independent person He took a lot of pride in his occupation as a garbage collector It is from this that the viewer is pulled into Kits narrow-minded world Life is happy or seemingly so at this time As the plot changes the characters changed also When Kit lost his job as garbage collector Kits and Hollys world fell apart It is now that the viewer develops a dislike for Kit and sympathizes with Holly Young Holly was so disgustingly nave that I dont believe that
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