True Romance: 15 years later

True RomanceIt’s hard to believe its been 15 years since True Romance was released. I still remember seeing the commercials for it on TV and feeling that I just had to go see it. Before I knew QT wrote it, it was the amazing cast that initially got me interested. When I went to the theater to see the movie, I had what I like to call “The 5 Minute Sensation”: I knew in the first 5 minutes that I was going to love the movie (usually a rare thing). It’s been one of my favorites ever since and even though it was directed by Tony Scott, its still regarded as a QT movie by his fans. Thats because its overflowing with QT’s trademark dialogue and personal ideas/opinions about film/pop culture which are strewn lovingly throughout the story. True Romance is essentially QT’s fever dream of what it would be like if he was suddenly to become a fearless movie hero. Add to that a dash of Taxi Driver, Badlands and Play It Again Sam, but substitute Elvis for Humphrey Bogart and it will give you a basic idea of the film’s content. If you haven’t seen it yet, as a longtime QT fan I highly reccomend you watch it. You won’t be dissapointed. Maxim.com has a three page retrospective interview that you can read HERE

Peter Roberts

Peter Roberts

Peter is the editor in chief at the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb) and staff writer at FuriousCinema.com, he is a long time cineast and lives in Massachusetts.

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