Framing the film with a pair of brilliant Cohen songs almost renders the remainder of Natural Born Killers irrelevant. In about ten minutes’ worth of music, Cohen has already said everything that the film intends to say, and manages to do so with an eloquence that really can’t be matched by all the fancy editing and film tricks in the world.
From Exit Music (For a Film): Leonard Cohen, “The Future” | Popdose: A consideration of Cohen’s “The Future” and “Waiting for the Miracle” in the soundtrack of Natural Born Killer.
I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted October 16, 2013 at DrHGuy.com.