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;(
"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
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.
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.