Romeo and Juliet for the 90s
True Romance has everything necessary to create art on celluloid. From the
writing expertise of Quentin Tarantino to Tony Scott's brilliant directing
to its cast of gifted actors, the movie is all that one would hope for.
Beginning in Detroit and ending in Mexico, a loner that never really made
his mark on the world meets a call girl who falls as deeply in love with him
as he does with her. Filled with drugs, gangsters, Hollywood and of course
romance, the movie's story becomes only stronger as the movie goes on.
With exceptional performances by Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken (the
scene they share is without equal), Gary Oldman and Christian Slater, the
action and violence only help to develop the plot and accentuate it's
intricacies. Its superb ending has since been imitated - by Tony Scott's own
Enemy of the State for one - but never as cleverly.
A must see for any movie lover..
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10 reasons to state this is one of the greatest movies ever!
Sure, purely talking cinema, True Romance isn't the most perfect film
ever made (it's not boring enough for that). But, when it comes to
entertainment values and coolness, this motion picture yet has to find
an equal. Any first viewing of True Romance will literally blow you
away and repeated viewing will only prove that this is one mean,
addictive film. Through the years, True Romance built up quite a status
and it's immensely popular. Still, too often it's categorized as
worthless violence and therefore I'll introduce to you 10 reasons why
this film is just brilliant!
1. True Romance was the first screenplay written by Quentin
Tarantino Now, it's unquestionable that Tarantino is one of the most
gifted writers in cinema ever and this first work of his excellently
reflects his enthusiasm and talent. The protagonist Clarence Worley
has a lot in common with Quentin's own personality and because of this;
True Romance actually looks like one giant daydream/fantasy of an
2. The choice of Tony Scott as the director. Unlike Oliver Stone in
Natural Born Killers, Scott didn't feel the need to oppress his own
visual style in True Romance. Yet, he adds a little more flair than QT
would himself, so what you get is some sort of explosive crossover
between Reservoir Dogs and Top Gun.
3. The all-star Cast!!!! Man, would you look at that cast! Some of
Hollywood's best performers of every generation are there. Some of them
only have miniscule roles but their presence is an extra added value,
anyway. Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman,
Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, James Gandolfini, Brad Pitt, Michael
Rapaport, Bronson Pinchot, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Penn, Tom Sizemore,
4. Every single personality in True Romance is adorably eccentric and
worth analyzing. Clarence and Alabama are the 'good guys', yet they're
pretty messed up in their heads themselves. Basically, every person in
this film is a self-centered weirdo driven by mad thoughts and
insanity. As a result of this, superb and colorful dialogues are
overwhelming you. Excellent, first-class quote material.
5. The romantic on screen chemistry between Clarence and Alabama Even
though the plot may seem extremely illogical and far-fetched, the love
and devotion between these two feels sincere and intense. Their
interactions and sexual escapades increase the viewer's involvement.
6. That one particular sequence Fans certainly will know what I'm
talking about now! A tour-de-force between two of the talented actors
ever, resulting in a breath-taking climax. Walken and Hopper's acting
almost burns holes in your TV-screen and you can almost feel the
cigarette smoke prickling in your eyes. Guided by chilling classical
music and shot beyond perfection, this surely is one of most intense
sequences ever caught on tape.
7. The trivia elements and references towards other films. QT is an
absolute film geek and he terrifically inserts his passion in his
script. In many of the dialogues, the characters (Clarence in
particular) constantly refer to cinema milestones like Rio Bravo, The
Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Dr. Zhivago. True Romance also is one
giant tribute to the King of Rock 'n Roll himself as Clarence is a
dedicated Elvis admirer.
8. The Soundtrack! Tarantino films always have blasting soundtracks and
True Romance isn't an exception. The main theme is a brilliant
instrumental song by Hans Zimmer while the rest of the soundtrack mixes
classic oldies and modern songs.
9. The coolness! Simply put this just is one cool motion picture.
Clarence Worley is cool! He drives a purple Cadillac, wears giant
sunglasses and eats hamburgers right after killing a guy. That is COOL!
The love of his life is equally cool. She's like the perfect woman who
likes Kung-Fu movies, dresses sexy and really knows how to defend
herself. When asked where to meet discretely, she playfully answers:
'in the roller coaster!' and that, my friend, is cool.
10. The violence! Last but certainly not least aren't we all a little
excited to see massive, grotesque violence? Qua violence, True Romance
definitely overtrumps your wickedest expectations. The film contains
multiple memorable action sequences and, just when you think you've
seen it all, there comes the grand finale! The final sequence is one
major adrenalin-rushing shootout, leaving very few to the imagination.
Fascinatingly photographed and fun to see.
There you go In case you haven't seen True Romance yet, I have no idea
what else would convince you to see it. Changes are high this will be
one of your personal favorites, for sure. There only is one little
turnoff I should mention. True Romance recently got released on Special
(double disc) Millennium edition but that was quite a disappointment.
The extras don't really feature anything special. I was hoping to see
some deleted scenes or something, but there only is a B-roll
documentary and a couple of short interviews..