Unfinished, Unreleased, and Unseen: 15 Filmmaking Figures And Their Movies That Didn’t Quite Make It

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino PF WENN

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In 1984, a young video store clerk named Quentin Tarantino began production on My Best Friend’s Birthday. The black comedy was shot on black-and-white 16mm on a budget of around $5,000 with Tarantino’s friends rounding out the cast and crew. Unfortunately, a lab fired destroyed much of the footage, reducing the 70 minute film to 36 minutes. Though he was disheartened by the accident, Tarantino went on to write and direct Reservoir Dogs as his directorial debut. He has described My Best Friend’s Birthday as his “film school.”

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  • http://twitter.com/@Mz_Undrstd Miss_Understood

    The only ones that I would care to see are Jerry Lewis and Richard Pryor’s movies…I can’t believe Pryor’s wife did that! smh