True Romance Essay

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True Romance

Once again, Quentin Tarantino outdoes himself. The movie True Romance was excellent. It
presented real issues that some people are forced to deal with in their lives. The title
of the movie is misleading. You would think this was going to be a love story. Actually it
is, but unlike any love story I've ever seen. It's filled with violence, action, blood,
guts and gore. Like most other Tarantino movies it revolves around the violence we rarely
see or experience in our lives. He also incorporates drugs and racism, hate and love and
his usual corny way of portraying them.

In Tarantino films, violence is presented in a totally different approach than movies like
Rambo or Die Hard. Although you have the same amount of people dying, Tarantino seems to
have this perverted and gruesome way of presenting it to his audiences.

He always takes violence to the extreme. In the scene with the pimp he doesn't just shoot
the pimp in the back or chest. He goes right for the gusto...his balls! Another example of
this is when Dennis Hopper was killed. We all knew what happened to him, but Tarantino
makes sure he shows us the oozing bullet wound to his head. Some people think this is
taking violence too far; however, acts of this nature happen in the real world every day.
I guess this is his way of giving us a "reality check." Shit like this happens to people.
We are so sheltered in our comfortable little worlds we don't even realize this kind of
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