I rewatched Reservoir Dogs
6 weeks ago (along with True Romance) and the final scene from dogs instantly became my disposable auteur motif. This was the script (extracts from IMSDB.com
) along with True Romance, and Pulp Fiction that became Tarantino video store folklore. (his latest movies are a bit crack'd out unfortunately)
Steve Buscemi's got the method in Dogs. Which I guess is luckier than playing the now late
Chris Penn who is great in this movie (and others like Short Cuts, Magnolia etc), along with Michael Sex Tape
Madsen - who while not dead has gone tres Hollywood Hills meets Skid Row, Heidi Fleiss loopy.Mr. Pink (Buscemi)
: How about if I'm Mr. Purple? That sounds good to me, I'll be Mr. Purple.
Joe: You're not Mr. Purple. Some guy on some other job is Mr. Purple. You're Mr. Pink!
Mr. White: Who cares what your name is?Mr. Pink:
Yeah that's easy for you to say, you're Mr. White, you have a cool sounding name. All right look if it's no big deal to be Mr. Pink, do you wanna trade?
The scene kicks into gear when Penn says to Keitel who (doesnt) think Tim Roth is an undercover cop is pointing his gun at Eddie, Penn's Dad - The Don : "Stop pointing your fuckin gun at daddy!"
Keitel back to Penn says : "Joe, if you kill that man, you die next. Repeat, if you kill that man, you die next!"
Buscemi, would prefer there to be not such an escalation : "C'mon, guys, nobody wants this. We're supposed to be fuckin professionals!"
Joe: "Larry, I'm gonna kill him."
Keitel (Mr White) : "Goddamn you, Joe, don't make me do this!"
Joe : "Larry, I'm askin you to trust me on this.
Keitel : "Don't ask me that."
Joe : "I'm not askin, I'm betting.
Eddie : "Daddy, don't!"
Joe FIRES three times, HITTING Mr. Orange (Roth) with every one.
Mr. White (Keitel) SHOOTS Joe twice in the face. Joe brings his hands up to his face, screaming, and falls to the ground. Eddie Penn) FIRES at Mr. White, HITTING him three times in the chest. Mr. White brings his gun around on Eddie and SHOOTS him. The two men FALL to their knees, FIRING at each other. Eddie COLLAPSES, dead. Joe's dead
. Mr. Orange lies perfectly still, except for his chest heaving. The only SOUND we hear is his loud breathing. Mr. White is SHOT full of holes, but still on his knees, not moving.
(Buscemi) Mr. Pink is standing motionless. Finally he grabs the satchel of diamonds and RUNS out the door.
We hear outside a CAR START. Then the SOUND of a BULLHORN yells out: POLICE FORCE (OS) Freeze! "Get out of the car and lie face down on the ground!"
MR. PINK (OS) Don't shoot!
We now hear SIRENS, the SOUNDS of more CARS DRIVING UP, MEN RUNNING to the warehouse. While all this noise is going on, Mr. White tries to stand but FALLS DOWN. He somehow makes it to where Mr. Orange lies. He lifts Mr. Orange's head, cradling it in his lap and stroking his brow.
MR. WHITE (with much effort) Sorry, kid. Looks like we're gonna do a little time.
Mr. Orange looks up at him and, with even more of an effort:
MR. ORANGE - I'm a cop.
Mr. White doesn't say anything, he keeps stroking Orange's brow.
MR. ORANGE - I'm sorry, I'm so sorry.Mr. White lifts his .45 and places the barrel between Mr.Orange's eyes.
POLICE FORCE (OS)
Freeze, motherfucker! Drop your fucking gun!
Mr White looks up at them, smiles, PULLS the trigger. BANG
We hear a BURST of SHOTGUN FIRE.
Mr. White is BLOWN out of frame, leaving it empty.
BTW : This is how the written script sets the scene1 INT. UNCLE BOB'S PANCAKE HOUSE - MORNING
Eight men dressed in BLACK SUITS, sit around a table at a breakfast cafe. They are MR. WHITE, MR. PINK, MR. BLUE, MR. BLONDE, MR. ORANGE, MR. BROWN, NICE GUY EDDIE CABOT, and the big boss, JOE CABOT. Most are finished eating and are enjoying coffee and conversation. Joe flips through a small address book. Mr. Pink is telling a long and involved story about Madonna.MR. PINK"Like a Virgin" is all about a girl who digs a guy with a big dick. The whole song is a metaphor for big dicks....