A young American couple on holiday meet a mysterious old gentleman who makes them a macabre wager.

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A young American couple on holiday meet a mysterious old gentleman who makes them a macabre wager.

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Plot "borrowed" by Tarantino
22 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is probably my favourite Tale of the Unexpected - both in written form and as a TV short story. Like all of the "tales", the slightly amateurish nature of the film making lends an almost documentary quality to the story which just serves to draw you even further int the plot.

I was therefore more than a little surprised to find that Quentin Tarantino had lifted the plot (very nearly complete) for one of the segments in "Four Rooms". As usual, Tarantinos film lacked subtlety (I'm not a fan of his films) but I suppose it proves that you can't keep a good story down.

I wonder if Roald Dahl's estate gained any royalty payments?


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