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Reservoir Dogs: Sundance Institute 1991 June Film Lab (1991)

This is Quentin Tarantino's early Reservoir Dogs film as to what helped fuel his feature length version.

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Quentin Tarantino
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Steve Buscemi ... Mr. Pink (uncredited)
David Jensen ... Joe Cabot (uncredited)
Quentin Tarantino ... Mr. White (uncredited)
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This is Quentin Tarantino's early Reservoir Dogs film as to what helped fuel his feature length version.

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1991 (USA) See more »

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Reservoir Dogs: Sundance Institute 1991 June Film Lab See more »

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(original)

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Stereo)

Color:

Color (16 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

A short film made with the help of the Sundance film institute (and Terry Gilliam) by Quentin Tarantino as a demo version of the full length movie Reservoir Dogs (1992). It helped to increase the budget for the full length movie. Tarantino plays Mr. White, Steve Buscemi plays Mr. Pink. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Pink: I got the diamonds.
Mr. White: You wanna come back with that little piece of information again, buddy-boy?
Mr. Pink: I got the diamonds, alright?
Mr. White: Where?
Mr. Pink: I got 'em.
Mr. White: Where? Where are they, in your fucking car, are they up your ass, where the fuck are they?
Mr. Pink: No, they're not in my car and I don't have them on me. Look, if you wanna call me and go get 'em, yes we can do that. First, you gotta fucking listen to what I'm saying to you alright?
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Connections

Remade as Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Writing is rewriting.
9 July 2019 | by dreamingescapistSee all my reviews

This short is like an audition tape of Quentin Tarantino for feature-length 'Reservoir Dogs' movie, but not to show his acting talent, but rather to showcase his writing chops. And, oh boy, what beautiful writing that is - edgy, witty and intelligent. This little gem was made with the help of the Sundance Film Institute to secure more funding for the feature-length movie.

Steve Buscemi is Mr. Pink (the role he reprised in the real movie), Tarantino is Mr. White (later portrayed by Harvey Keitel), and Joe Cabot is played by David Jensen (to whom this was the only collaboration with Tarantino). The writing is masterful, and proof to that besides fast dialogue is that the story is perfectly clear and characters are nicely drawn out. Steve Buscemi is brilliant, of course. Quentin Tarantino's own acting is atrocious but at the same time sincere and entertaining. But this is not important - he never wanted to show off his acting skills in this anyway. The direction is low key, but still interesting enough.

Don't expect too much from this. It is what it is - just a demo reel, a rehearsal of a couple of the scenes, yet it is a magnificently interesting piece of filmmaking that plays a much important part in the shaping of American independent cinema than it gets the credit for (this could be an overstatement by myself but nonetheless, check this short film out if you are a fan of Tarantino, 'Reservoir Dogs' or simply like indie movies).


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