Scripted by Quentin Tarantino, this violent, darkly comic romance follows a nerdy comic book store clerk who falls for a beautiful call girl and takes her on the run with him after accidentally murdering her pimp and stealing his cocaine.
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Waited a lifetime to see this one: boy was it worth it. And i watched it on film print > as always THE best way to experience a film. DCP? No thank you. Should one challenge the directing title as it is? I think it oughta be considered a co-directing title for this one - this screams Tarantino in every shot. I wanna meet a girl on a screening too: A nice and special one who'll love me till i die> yup i'm delusional;(
Scotts romanticism is the perfect counterpoint to Tarantinos juvenile (but honest in a way) pop-excesses. He releases the characters into a world of hope rather than letting them become just another pop-cultural myth as Tarantino had it in mind. Not everyone has to end like Elvis you know.
"ME AND DENNIS [Hopper], when we were doing that scene in TRUE ROMANCE, it was hilarious. It really was — including shooting him. All that laughing was real. He was killing me. And all the guys around us — that was a very cracking-up day." - Christopher Walken
One interesting thing about this film, in its finished form, is that it's unmistakably and fundamentally a Quentin Tarantino film at the same time as it's unmistakably and fundamentally a Tony Scott film. At the same time, as a romantic fever dream for genre geeks with stand-in characters, it's interesting that the culture's moved from romantic fever dreams like this one to romantic fever dreams like Scott Pilgrim.