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RE: True Romance - 8/2/2010 5:55:09 PM   
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Awesome film! My friend persistently told me to watch it, but I was, unsurprisingly, put off by the title. Then I thought, "sod it" and stuck it on and thought it was great.

My favourite Gary Oldman performance...unbelievable talent.

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RE: True Romance - 13/2/2010 3:32:24 PM   
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Ah, happy days. The very first issue of Empire I bought as an awkard 16 year old had Slater and Arquette on the cover (Oct '93 I believe). It's nice that it seems to have acquired true cult status in the intevening years - if it had came out after Pulp Fiction it would probably have been a huge hit.

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RE: True Romance - 13/2/2010 11:52:42 PM   
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True romance is definitely in my top 5 i borrowed the special edition 2 a girl about 6 years ago we broke up 2 months later and i forgot 2 get it back.She lives in sydney now! Its a fantastic film that manages 2 b violent, cool, and romantic and that walken hopper scene for me is better than heats de niro pacino's cafe scene. youre a cantoloupe

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RE: True Romance - 15/2/2010 4:07:58 PM   
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ORIGINAL: horribleives
It's nice that it seems to have acquired true cult status in the intevening years - if it had came out after Pulp Fiction it would probably have been a huge hit.


I thought it was a huge hit when it was released...? in any case, for me personally, I prefer the Tarantino films that he only WROTE as opposed to directed e.g. TRUE ROMANCE and most importantly Rodriguez's FROM DUSK TILL DAWN.

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RE: True Romance - 15/2/2010 4:11:50 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Snake-Eyes

quote:

ORIGINAL: horribleives
It's nice that it seems to have acquired true cult status in the intevening years - if it had came out after Pulp Fiction it would probably have been a huge hit.


I thought it was a huge hit when it was released...? in any case, for me personally, I prefer the Tarantino films that he only WROTE as opposed to directed e.g. TRUE ROMANCE and most importantly Rodriguez's FROM DUSK TILL DAWN.


the ones he's wrote are good, but not as good as the ones he's directed surely. Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction are way better films than True Romance and FDTD the latter two are fun trashy movies but RD and PF are classics.

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RE: True Romance - 16/2/2010 10:10:54 AM   
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ORIGINAL: MI Cruise

the ones he's wrote are good, but not as good as the ones he's directed surely. Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction are way better films than True Romance and FDTD the latter two are fun trashy movies but RD and PF are classics.



Not for me. I personally find ALL of the QT directed films are (sorry, HATE to use this term) overrated and I won't be re-watching them anytime soon. TRUE ROMANCE is a damn good Tony Scott film and FROM DUSK TILL DAWN holds the No. 7 spot in my Top Ten Favourite Films.

still, this is all another conversation.


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RE: True Romance - 16/2/2010 1:03:10 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Snake-Eyes
I thought it was a huge hit when it was released...?


Nah, it bombed theatrically, though I think it had a bit of a Shawshank-esque rebirth on video.

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RE: True Romance - 16/2/2010 5:49:05 PM   
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Loved this film. I find it sad that James Gandolfini is kinda underrated though. On this thread alone, Brad Pitt's stoner gets more recognision then him which is a shame 'cause I think Gandolfini was by turns rather charismatic and brilliantly psychotic. I think everybody can agree that Drexyl is a work of genius though, both from an acting and writing standpoint. As empire said, Oldman completely hi-jacks this movie, even though he's only in it for ten minutes or something!

Anyway, I kinda agree with Snake Eyes. With this and FDTD, these films represent a happy medium of sorts for Tarantino. We get all his staples, such as lots of violence, pop culture references and badass monologues, but unlike the films he directs, there's a director who's abled to take a less biased, attached look at the material and decide what stuff is a bit self-indulgent and useless (like that fucking 15 minute scene in Pulp Fiction with Bruce Willis and his girlfriend. Good lord, that kicked the movie's momentum in the balls).

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RE: True Romance - 12/3/2010 10:08:54 PM   
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'Don't you flip me off, i'll have you fucking killed!' Genius.

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RE: True Romance - 14/3/2010 11:49:54 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Nimrods Son

Loved this film. I find it sad that James Gandolfini is kinda underrated though. On this thread alone, Brad Pitt's stoner gets more recognision then him which is a shame 'cause I think Gandolfini was by turns rather charismatic and brilliantly psychotic. I think everybody can agree that Drexyl is a work of genius though, both from an acting and writing standpoint. As empire said, Oldman completely hi-jacks this movie, even though he's only in it for ten minutes or something!

Anyway, I kinda agree with Snake Eyes. With this and FDTD, these films represent a happy medium of sorts for Tarantino. We get all his staples, such as lots of violence, pop culture references and badass monologues, but unlike the films he directs, there's a director who's abled to take a less biased, attached look at the material and decide what stuff is a bit self-indulgent and useless (like that fucking 15 minute scene in Pulp Fiction with Bruce Willis and his girlfriend. Good lord, that kicked the movie's momentum in the balls).


I wholeheartedly agree with you regarding Gandolfini. Oldman, well it goes without saying that this is one of his best roles, all be it only for 10 minutes. And good call on the 'happy meduim' stuff. It's Tarantino through a Tony Scott filter and it's very unique in that sense.


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RE: True Romance - 15/3/2010 6:39:56 PM   
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True Romance is a classic, simply outstanding.

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RE: True Romance - 17/3/2010 11:12:10 AM   
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True romance is good movie with good music


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TRUE ROMANCE - 26/12/2010 9:40:16 PM   
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I'm gonna have to re-watch again soon. Even if it's just for THAT one scene with Hopper & Walken.

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RE: True Romance - 27/12/2010 11:13:14 AM   
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Hmm really it is awesome movie to watch. I love romance movies.

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RE: True Romance - 18/1/2011 10:20:58 AM   
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Watched this for the first time last year and it's went straight into my top 10.

Great love story in the fact that they'd pretty much do anything for each other. As has been said before, for a film with so much violence it's fairly upbeat and has a happy ending (theatrical anyway).

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RE: True Romance - 21/1/2011 11:42:25 PM   
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Where's Clarence?

And when's he coming back?




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RE: True Romance - 22/1/2011 9:42:59 AM   
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Dont know anyhting about Coke but there is a Pepsi machine right down the hall.

This, nearly 20 years on is still my favourite film.

I watched the other ending on the special edition, after having read the original manuscript, and I really do think that the Tony Scott ending is better. I have seen films where the hero lives where they should have died (cant think of an example) but in this fairy tale, it just seems appropriate.

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TRUE ROMANCE - 22/1/2011 11:04:25 AM   
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I have seen films where the hero lives where they should have died



THE LAST SAMURAI woulda been MUCH better if Algren died.

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TRUE ROMANCE - 7/8/2011 9:19:34 AM   
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Watchin' this at the moment. Oldman as 'Drexl' is fantastic!

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RE: True Romance - 11/8/2011 8:04:34 PM   
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RE: True Romance - 21/8/2012 12:33:19 PM   
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Dear Tony Scott,

Thanks for keeping Clarence alive at the end. You made me cry.

Yours,
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RE: True Romance - 22/8/2012 11:52:57 AM   
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Val Kilmer as Elvis (a.k.a. The Mentor) as not seen in the movie:



I love the fact that they gave him a wig even though you only see his back and his hands in the final film.

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