Bei Maxim reden Quentin Tarantino, Patricia Arquette, Tony Scott, Christian Slater, Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper und andere über die Produktion des Kult-Klassikers. Absolutes Must-Read für alle Tarantino-Fans.
Scott: In Quentin’s original script, Christian dies and Patricia takes off with the money. All the cynical people die. Rapaport is spared because he’s innocent, and everybody else gets their comeuppance.
Tarantino: I tried like hell to convince Tony to let Clarence die, because that’s what I wrote and it wasn’t open for conjecture. I made this big dramatic plea: “You’re losing your balls. You’re trying to make it Hollywood shit. Why are you doing this?” He listened to the whole thing and then convinced me 100 percent that he wasn’t doing it for commercial reasons.
Scott: I just fell in love with these two characters and didn’t want to see them die. I wanted them together.
Tarantino: When I watched the movie, I realized that Tony was right. He always saw it as a fairy tale love story, and in that capacity it works magnificently. But in my world Clarence is dead and Alabama is on her own. If she ever shows up in another one of my scripts, Clarence will still be dead.