Late last year, Tony Scott passed away and it stirred a brief exchange with N (fellow movie buff) about True Romance, the director’s 1993 crime-thriller — screenplay written by Quentin Tarantino (then amassing cult status).
N declared he was going to watch True Romance (again) in honor of Tony Scott because the film, is an all time favorite. So being a naysayer [of all things Tony Scott], I’d deliberately cave to the praise and landed a copy. Predictably, my reaction was vastly different from his.
I guess things were hindered by confirmation bias because even today, I’m still plagued by a nagging suspicion that I only saw True Romance just so I could promptly dismiss it later. In retrospect, it does contain one of the corniest but also one of the sweetest scenes ever conceived by Hollywood: when both meet happenstance during a Bruce Lee flick. Maybe one day…
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