WILD AT HEART (1990)
Wild At Heart (1990)
“Did I ever tell ya that this here jacket represents a symbol of my individuality and my belief in personal freedom?”
David Lynch (screenplay)
Barry Gifford (novel)
Happy Dean Stanton
The passionate love of Sailor Ripley and Lula Fortune is put to the test when Sailor is jailed for killing a man who attacked him with a knife at the behest of Lula’s mother, Marietta fortune.
Defying her Mother’s wishes, Lula meets Sailor from prison on his release, and the two embark on a bizarre, passionate road trip as they decide to break Sailor’s parole. Laced with characters from The Wizard of Oz, the landscape of Wild at Heart is lit up with the flames of a searing passion between the two lovers and interwoven with heady and disturbing flashbacks to Lula’s past, Marietta’s obsessive attempts to find her daughter by using her on-off boyfriend and hiring a gangster hitman, and Sailor’s attempts to remain on the right side of the law.
Nicolas Cage movie quote:
“I thought, Let’s be Elvis. I’ve always called that my Andy
Warhol performance, because I tried to subvert the image.”
David Lynch changed the ending of the original story of Sailor and Lula and added his own flavour to the final movie. The Wizard of Oz elements and Nicolas Cage’s hyper surreal Elvis as Sailor found their way into the film as he was writing it.
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