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Old 01-18-18, 12:51 PM
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For any fans of True Romance, you should check out the series The End of the F***ing World on Netflix.

Also, when are we going to get a new Bluray for this? The old one is out of print.
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One of my absolute favorite movies of all time. It's damn near perfect.
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Along with The Hunger it is Tony Scott's best film.
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A favorite despite Tarantino having written it. Patricia Arquette is sexy as hell and Christian Slater is actually very good.
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Originally Posted by stvn1974 View Post
A favorite THANKS TO Tarantino having written it.
Fixed.

Scott never had another script that good to work with in his entire career.

The only other Scott film I like is UNSTOPPABLE, which happens to be a great train movie, if you like train movies. (I do.)
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Originally Posted by stvn1974 View Post
A favorite despite Tarantino having written it.


Goodfellas is quite good, despite Scorsese!
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Re: True Romance (1993) -- Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
Fixed.

Scott never had another script that good to work with in his entire career.

The only other Scott film I like is UNSTOPPABLE, which happens to be a great train movie, if you like train movies. (I do.)

I think Unstoppable is Unwatchable.
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Along with The Hunger it is Tony Scott's best film.




I'll throw in Domino for my personal Tony Scott trilogy of great films, with Revenge and Crimson Tide rounding out the Top 5.
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Goodfellas is quite good, despite Scorsese!
With a different director Goodfellas probably wouldn't have been as good, but you have to give credit to the writing.

The Scott brothers are only as good as the writing, that is why IMO most of their filmography ranges from mediocre to straight up Michael Bay type garbage. With a different writer, True Romance would probably have been shit.

"With a good script, a good director can produce a masterpiece. With the same script, a mediocre director can produce a passable film. But with a bad script even a good director can’t possibly make a good film."

- Akira Kurosawa
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Its one of my favorite movies of all time. Damn good score and music as well.

I tend to like a lot of Tony Scott movies and many play a certain way with me. I will watch them, get pissed off with the frenetic cutting/editing and end up not particularly liking the movie, but i will always give them a second chance and usually upon second or third viewings i will start appreciating them a lot more. Classic example was Spy Game which i didnt care for first time, but now see as one of his best movies. Hell i hated Dominio first time i saw it, but now i like it quite a lot. A shame he is no longer with us.
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Favorite movie of all time.

In fact, excited as hell to attend the True Romance Fest in Hollywood in a couple months! Just going to the viewing party (with special guests) and not staying at the Safari, but still should be a blast watching with a couple hundred superfans as well.

www.trueromancefest.com
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Originally Posted by inri222 View Post
With a different director Goodfellas probably wouldn't have been as good, but you have to give credit to the writing.

The Scott brothers are only as good as the writing, that is why IMO most of their filmography ranges from mediocre to straight up Michael Bay type garbage. With a different writer, True Romance would probably have been shit.

"With a good script, a good director can produce a masterpiece. With the same script, a mediocre director can produce a passable film. But with a bad script even a good director canít possibly make a good film."

- Akira Kurosawa
I was being facetious.

To say that True Romance was good, despite Tarantino, is like saying Seven Samurai was quite good, despite Kurosawa!
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Its one of my favorite movies of all time. Damn good score and music as well.

I tend to like a lot of Tony Scott movies and many play a certain way with me. I will watch them, get pissed off with the frenetic cutting/editing and end up not particularly liking the movie, but i will always give them a second chance and usually upon second or third viewings i will start appreciating them a lot more. Classic example was Spy Game which i didnt care for first time, but now see as one of his best movies. Hell i hated Dominio first time i saw it, but now i like it quite a lot. A shame he is no longer with us.

I saw Spy Game with a date in the theater. It was awful. No, I didn't get laid that night either, so I refuse to revisit it.
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i had the soundtrack to TR on CD. still have some songs and one by Hans Zimmer that is my favorite...Amid the Chaos of the Day. You're so Cool is great as well. Of course, John Waite's In Dreams, i love...
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I was lucky enough to come across this shirt on eBay which is virtually identical to the Hawaiian shirt Clarence wears in the movie.

https://www.yourprops.com/Christian-...3-YP78599.html
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I was lucky enough to come across this shirt on eBay which is virtually identical to the Hawaiian shirt Clarence wears in the movie.

https://www.yourprops.com/Christian-...3-YP78599.html
A similar shirt is worn in the show I was talking about before. Clearly referencing TR.

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i had the soundtrack to TR on CD. still have some songs and one by Hans Zimmer that is my favorite...Amid the Chaos of the Day. You're so Cool is great as well. Of course, John Waite's In Dreams, i love...
QT said that the Burl Ives song was the only song (From his script) that made it into the film. I've always wondered what the the other original songs were.
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Re: True Romance (1993) -- Appreciation Thread

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For any fans of True Romance, you should check out the series The End of the F***ing World on Netflix.

Also, when are we going to get a new Bluray for this? The old one is out of print.
I absolutely adore True Romance, I was thinking of checking out the show you mentioned and now I definitely will! And yeah, a new Blu-ray would be great to see.
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I saw Spy Game with a date in the theater. It was awful. No, I didn't get laid that night either, so I refuse to revisit it.
If you take a girl to watch Brad Pitt and Robert Redford for 2 hours and don’t get laid, it wasn’t cause of the movie.

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True Romance is one of my favorite movies and certainly one of Taratino's best written scripts for sure!
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0328107/

This movie kicks serious ass as well.
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Re: True Romance (1993) -- Appreciation Thread

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A similar shirt is worn in the show I was talking about before. Clearly referencing TR.

Thatís not a very close match.
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Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Thatís not a very close match.
The point is they were referencing True Romance.

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