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The Death of Domino

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Sometimes we hate Hollywood endings. We knew nothing of Domino Harvey before we saw the very cool trailer (the best trailer we've seen this year) for Domino before Kung Fu Hustle in the spring. Kiera Knightley, who impressed us in The Jacket, was intoxicating as this former model now bounty hunter dominating what appeared to be this darkly comic true story flick written by Donnie Darko's Richard Kelly.

Now, the real Domino Harvey is dead. That dirty, dangerous world that always intrigues us on the big screen does so often end in tragedy and this one is, unfortunately, no different. Harvey drowned to death on Monday in West Hollywood providing an end to the film which had already been pushed back (we think) from its August release date. We suspect that the film was likely going to end with Domino facing life in prison for a myriad of drug charges but now we see slow mo shots of hit men and bathtubs, needles and the whites of eyes.

But maybe Director Tony Scott has a different vision altogether. In his official statement about her death, he says, "“Domino never failed to surprise or inspire me over the last 12 years. She was a free spirit like no other I have ever known.”

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