“I swear to you, from this moment forth, I’ll never lie to you again.”
As volatile as it is endearing and captivating, True Romance is a glorious movie about reckless youth and impulsiveness. This is a film, more than anything else, about unadulterated pure love; the kind of love that breaks through impregnable walls and burns through the lies we tell each other. However, don’t be fooled by my magniloquent description, least you fall victim to a shotgun blast to the face. Although it may have one of the most flowery titles in all of cinematic history, True Romance revels in the old Ultra-Violence. Oh, and did I mention that this film was penned by a young Quentin Tarantino, still unspoiled by his well deserved rampant success? His voice shines through not only in every clever piece of dialog, but the story telling themes he built his name on got their start right here. This is a film bursting at the seams with so much raw talent and charisma that it almost shouldn’t exist, but it does, and the final product is so outstanding and timeless that it’s practically unbelievable.
I was commissioned for a Concert Poster by the band Heevahava. I was provided all the concert details and told to do whatever I wanted. I decided to use the opportunity to pay homage to the 1988 John Carpenter classic “They Live”, and to take a poke at Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
You can check out Heevahava’s excellent music on their Facebook page.