CABLE4EVER: TRUE ROMANCE

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Decent enough Industrial-Strength action flick from director Tony Scott.  The story is a bit offbeat, however, but it all makes sense once you put it in perspective.  It's based on Quentin Tarantino's break into Hollywood.  Clarence Worley of course is Quentin Tarantino, Lee Donowitz is Oliver Stone, although he may seem more like Joel Silver, and the mob cocaine is the script for 'Natural Born Killers'.  Some of the other players: Elliot Blitzer is Lawrence Bender, Cody Nicholson is Harvey Weinstein, Nicky Dimes is Bob Weinstein, Dick Ritchie is Roger Avary.  They were showing this on cable with "Pulp Fiction", "Natural Born Killers" and "From Dusk Til Dawn", I assume to prep us for "Kill Bill".

Much has been made about the big scene between Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper, so I decided to check it out for myself.  I could appreciate that someone put a lot of work into Walken's part of the speech; someone researched a Polygraph manual, whatever.  Hopper's contribution, I can understand saying what he did in order to escape torture and go straight for the quick death at the behest of the plot, but I couldn't help but feel like I needed a KKK robe in order to watch.

Title Rule: Flagrantly breaks the Title Rule.  Some may question whether romance generally involves so many guns and bullets.

**1/2

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