"After I see a movie, I like to go get a piece of pie and talk about it. It's sort of a little tradition I have. Do you like to get pie after you see a good movie?" "Yeah, I love to get pie after a movie." "Would you like to go get some pie with me?"
Quentin Tarantino’s first script that he wrote turned out to be one he couldn’t get made himself. Lucky for us (or unlucky as some Tarantino fans feel), he managed to get “True Romance” into the hands of Tony Scott. Tony gave it a linear structure and a happy ending and, in our estimation, created a magical fairy tale of a film. We’re continuing our “Couples on the Run” series and are thrilled with this week’s edition of “True Romance” to the list. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we talk about the origins of the script and its road to becoming the film that it is. We chat about not only the incredible performances throughout the film, but also the amazing, star-studded line-up of actors playing the parts and how much we enjoy them all. We discuss the nature of the violence in the film and how it created quite a stir politically at the time though how, by today’s standards, it’s not too harsh. And we hit on the crazy Tarantino Universe theory and how this film ties into it. We love this film and have a great time talking about it. Tune in!
- Original theatrical trailer
- Original poster artwork
- True Romance — The Weapons Used
- True Romance — 15 years later — Maxim.com
- Filmmakers Discount Criticism by Dole
Assorted Notes & Links
Trailers of the Week
Andy’s Pick: Saving Mr. Banks
Pete’s Pick: Closed Circuit
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