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. has a three page retrospective interview that you can read HERE

Peter Roberts

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

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