Thursday, 31 January 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 45: Thu Feb 14

True Romance (Scott, 1993): Rio Cinema, 6pm
The Rio, who screened Harold and Maude last year, have won the award again in 2013 for the most original Valentine's Day choice.

Here is their introduction to the night's entertainment: After Harold and Maude, meet this year's star-crossed lovers, Clarence and Alabama. It's love at first sight when comic-book lover Christian Slater meets the beguiling Patricia Arquette, but life can get a whole lot more complicated, particularly when $5 million worth of mafia cocaine is involved. It's a wild, outrageous, irreverent, funny and, of course, romantic road movie with never a dull moment and it could only have been written by Quentin Tarantino. Along for the ride are Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Val Kilmer as the ghost of Elvis! It was made 20 years ago but thanks to Tony Scott's (R.I.P.) perfect direction of the mayhem and the monologues (Tarantino-style), True Romance is a love story for today and forever.

Here is the trailer.

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