A great piece of acting, writing, and directing. Watch how tonally different this scene is from other, similar confrontation scenes in films that Tarantino directed himself. The mournful music- the stylized lighting - the quiet little moment at 2:07 as Walken leads up to “Come Again?”
For those would call this scene racist, and condemn Tarantino’s use of the N-word, you raise a valid point, and I agree he abuses the word for its shock value — but Hopper is playing an alcoholic cop who knows he is going to die and has one last chance to infuriate his killers. He plays the race card — sadly, desperately — and is promptly punished for it. If I were of Italian-American descent, I might be upset that Tarantino is implying that all Italians are so racist that an accusation of miscegenation would drive them to homicide.
At any rate, sorry to lose Tony Scott.