Badlands is also one of my favorite style inspirations; from Kit's denim and white tshirt to Holly's contrastingly boyish and feminine looks. There is also something so arresting about her nostalgically girlish dresses amongst burnt out cars, barren fields and scrubby forests. The slight imperfections of Sheen and Spacek is also a refreshing change to what we see these days. Her barefaced beauty (quite literally - freckles are clear and her eyebrows and lashes are almost invisible) is fresh, quirky and breathtaking.
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The film was also a direct inspiration for the "Badlands" editorial in Russh's September 09 issue, executed to perfection yet never coming remotely close to being a cliche of film or nostalgia.
Source: Scanned from Russh