Monday, September 24, 2012

Scene of the Week - True Romance

By Sati. Monday, September 24, 2012 , ,
You gotta a lot of heart, kid
directed by Tony Scott

The scene: Tony Scott's True Romance, based on a screenplay written by Quentin Tarantino, is like a perfect cinematic mosaic of outstanding individual scenes. In this one a gangster named Virgil (James Gandolfini, acting a lot like he will in the Sopranos) visits Alabama and Clarence's hotel room - he is searching for the drugs that Clarence stole. Clarence is not there, though, so Virgil decides to interrogate Alabama. After a cute chit-chat he punches her repeatedly, while she continues to stay silent about where the drugs are. Then she finds a corkscrew and finally nods that the drugs are under the bed. She then shows Virgil what she has in her hand and he, impressed by how much courage she has, gives shaken girl a chance to take a stab. She stabs shim in his foot and then a ferocious and violent fight occurs - Alabama uses sculptures, hair spray and whatever she can find until Virgil catches on fire. After that Alabama - who is ridiculously cute, fun and joyful person - keeps stabbing him with a corkscrew, grabs a shotgun, shoots him several times and then starts hitting him with a said shotgun, after which she collapses on the ground with a wild scream.

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14 comments:

  1. I loved this scene. Someone as dainty as Patricia Arquette fighting off a mammoth of a man like Gandolfini- brilliance.

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    1. It was so shocking, I didn't see her fighting back coming at all.

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  2. Man, that scene was BRUTAL. Yet, it proves that Alabama is a chick you don't want to fuck with. She can throw down and is willing to go out there and kill yo' mothafucking ass.

    That is how a fight scene should be.

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    1. I love fight scenes written by Tarantino they always so brutal, yet women kick ass so often in his stories.

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  3. Yes! It's one of my favorite fight scenes of all-time.

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    1. Mine too! Such a memorable moment from this film, perhaps the most unforgettable right after the interrogation scene with Walken and Hopper.

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    2. ...And after every scene with Floyd. ;)

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    3. Oh, Floyd is a true star of this movie :)

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  4. I've never seen this movie -- it sounds brutal. However based on what everyone is saying here, it sounds like the awesomeness factor is high.

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    1. It is quite brutal, but not as brutal as Natural Born Killers or Kill bill 1, but that scene here was really violent. The film has many laughs in it too, so it's nicely balanced :)

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