True Romance is a classic. So many good scenes, great dialogue, fantastic actors. Patricia Arquette is just amazing in it. Heck, even Christian Slater was spot on. Chris Walken, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Michael Rappaport all give over the top, cinematic but really believable performances, and of course there's Bronson Pinchot! It was a total flop in the theaters, but has since gone on to retain a revered spot in film lore. When I was approached by The Bottleneck Gallery to do a piece for their Get A Room show that was held last night, I was stumped, there were a lot of options. Then I thought about True Romance, thought it'd be the perfect. The Phone Booth scene stands out as the epitome of youthful, romantic passion. I also felt compelled to draw all the cool characters in the movie so I busted out a montage in record time this week, only took a couple all nighters. Interestingly, in Quentin Tarantino's original script, Clarence dies at the end and Alabama hitchhikes away in a cold manner with a briefcase full of money. Tony Scott fell in love with the characters during the course of filming and decided he liked them too much to not give them a sweet, romantic ending. Good call.
Both are limited edition (50) giclées, signed and numbered, available through The Bottleneck Gallery. Printed 300 gsm fine art rag. Click below for links to The Bottleneck Gallery's website.