Check out 36 minutes of Quentin Tarantino’s first film, ‘My Best Friend’s Birthday’

Quentin Tarantino's first film, 'My Best Friend's Birthday'

It looks like Open Culture has dug up 36 minutes of Quentin Tarantino’s first film, My Best Friend’s Birthday, and boy is it… interesting. It’s not the greatest quality, it seems to be a 16mm transfer onto VHS, but it’s certainly viewable. The plot and acting are both a little rough, but it’s certainly interesting to see his early work. Open Culture puts it well:

The plot of My Best Friend’s Birthday, such as it remains, finds Clarence looking to give a birthday present to his pal Mickey, who’s been freshly, and harshly, re-rejected by an ex-girlfriend. None of Clarence’s ideas — not the cake, not the call girl — work out quite as intended, though now I suppose we’ll never know how wrong things really went, or if they managed to right themselves in the end. Yet the truncated version of the film feels somehow more fascinating — more satisfying, even — than any completion I can imagine.

April 11, 2012 / By