Happy Birthday, Quentin Tarantino!
Tarantino began his career as an independent filmmaker with the release of Reservoir Dogs in 1992. He wrote the first draft of script in just three and a half weeks, and it only took 35 days to shoot. During filming, a paramedic was kept on set to make sure that all scenes with blood loss were kept consistent and realistic, so it’s no surprise that it was voted one of “The 25 Most Dangerous Movies,” by Premiere — to mention, the “Best Independent Film Ever” by Empire magazine. However, since it was Tarantino’s debut, the budget was a little tight, to say the least: most of the actors simply wore their own clothes as wardrobe. And just where did the title come from? While working at video store, Tarantino would recommend movies to customers. After suggesting Au Revoir Les Enfants, the customer mocked, “I don’t want to see no reservoir dogs.” From there, the title was born, even though it’s never spoken in the film.