According to the interview, Scott and Avary (who famously co-wrote “Pulp Fiction” with Tarantino) made Tarantino’s script more linear and completely changed the ending, which would otherwise have blown up Clarence. head in the final gunfight. Instead, Clarence loses only one eye and is taken to safety by Alabama, and the final scene depicts the two of them playing on the beach with their baby. It’s a happy ending you can get in a movie about confronting the mafia and running away from resentful pimps, and turns the story into a crime movie fairy tale. Apparently Scott just really loves the characters so much that he can’t handle the idea of one of them dying after everything they’ve faced. Tarantino explains:
“I want to make you fall in love with Clarence and blow his head off, I want to do it with you. Tony doesn’t want to do that. Clarence is me, I can blow my own head off, one move punk rock.”
While Clarence is clearly a sub for Tarantino, he has also picked up a bit of sweetness along the way. Whether that comes entirely from Slater’s performance or Scott’s direction is anyone’s guess, but it would really hurt to kill the romantic, excitable nerd after all he’s been through. did to try to give Alabama a new life. While Tarantino’s ending may be more “punk rock”, it doesn’t really match up with the rest of the film, which assumes their romance is the one that can conquer all. This is not “Romeo and Juliet” after all. Romance is supposed to win.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1049914/how-tony-scott-and-quentin-tarantinos-true-romance-endings-differ/ How Tony Scott and Quentin Tarantino’s True Romance Ended Differently