I’ve been a bit of a complainer lately and so to rectify the situation I thought I would visit my old friend Terrence Malick for some inspiration. And about half way through Badlands it all came together and everything was right in the universe.
Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek rob a rich guy and as they’re leaving his house Martin Sheen puts the rich guy’s seersucker blazer over his own jean jacket, tight white t-shirt, faded tight jeans and cowboy boots. Then pops a straw fedora on. It’s like a perfect American sportswear moment.
I just read that Rosanna Norton, who did the costumes for Badlands, also did the costumes for Tron. Huzzah!