The Best Of #True Romance

News unexpectedly broke early this morning of Tony Scott’s death. Sources have since revealed that he had inoperable brain cancer and we’ve been remembering him around here.

Tony Scott’s movies were at best brilliant and at worst watchable. If I had to pick my desert island Tony Scott movie it would without out a doubt be True Romance. It’s often remembered as a Tarantino film but not nearly enough credit is given to the guy who brought to life stoner Brad Pitt, imaginary Elvis Val Kilmer, and Gary Oldman as a white pimp who thought he was black. So today I’d like to remember the Tony Scott project that gave us one of the all time great movie scenes (NSFW).

That a film with so many brilliant actors (and Bronson Pinchot) was headlined by Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette never ceases to amaze me. And I’m not ashamed to admit I thought of Gandolfini as “that guy from True Romance” well into season two of Sopranos. What follows might be considered by some NSFW.