Something Wild

Something Wild

One of the more distinctive American road movies of the 80s and easily emblematic of Demme’s sensibilities, synthesizing an eclectic assortment of performances and stylistic influences into a cultural bricolage singular to its period, from the New Wave soundtrack to the vibrant color palette. The strands of 30s classical cinema in its DNA are fairly evident as well, not only in the eccentric screwball character shadings and the class-conscious design of their overlapping worlds, but also in the inventive narrative turns which become accommodated through Demme’s tonally flexible direction.