Rewatched Apr 29, 2012
Watched as part of my Tarantino marathon
"..but anybody who's a fan of the movie can tell you, the title--'True Romance'--is not ironic...this is true romance".
Despite being written by Quentin Tarantino and having a good amount of violence, this is one of the greatest love stories in film that I've seen. It's a story about two people who will do absolutely anything for the person that they love. And not only that, the story touches on the notion of love at first sight.
The scene between Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper is genius and absolute gold. Tarantino's writing in this whole film, but specifically this scene is fantastic. The dialogue is so unique, clever, and funny. In my opinion it is one of the great scenes in film history.
Patricia Arquette as the giggly, eccentric, childish Alabama is great. Christian Slater as the overprotective, wild, Elvis-worshiper is just as great. The duo is perfect for one another.
The supporting cast, spearheaded by Oldman, Walken, Hopper, and even Pitt in his limited role are all awesome.
"Today ain't white boy day.."
I watched the alternate ending for the first time...the way Tarantino wrote it before Tony Scott changed the ending. Tarantino agrees that the fairy tale ending that Scott used worked better for Scott's film and states that his original ending would've worked if he had directed the film.
I have to agree with Tarantino. I love the film so much as is that it is hard for me to want it to change. However, if Clarence had died originally I think it would been good too..but we'll never know. I don't really like Alabama's voiceover over the alternate, original ending though. I will say that I never liked the beach scene at the end of the film with their kid..it is a bit corny. That being said, this is still my #2 favorite film of all time.
"you're so cool".