There are a couple of great scenes in Terrence Malick’s debut Badlands which show the two main characters, Sissy Spacek’s impressionable Holly and Martin Sheen’s psychopathic James Dean wannabe Kit, as they dance. There’s a nice one that uses the Mickey & Sylvia song Love Is Strange but sadly it’s very short, so I’ve opted to post this clip instead, which shows the two protagonists dancing in front of their car headlamps to Nat King Cole’s A Blossom Fell. It’s a quiet, reflective moment but the lyrics are somewhat ominous, detailing the death of a relationship. This clip also highlights Spacek’s narration, a key feature of the film, which (deliberately) tends to fall into the realm of romantic cliche, and often focuses on places that are either very far away or just out of reach. Despite the fact she mentions in the narration her concern that Kit won’t be able to get a job when they arrive in the far north, she isn’t listening to him in the car as he talks about the kind of work he’ll be able to find.