(Tarantino refused, and the rabbit later died; Tarantino named the character in played by Amanda Plummer in homage to it.)His screenplay of 159 pages was completed in May 1993.
has one man appeared from relative obscurity to redefine the art of movie-making.”“I Watch Movies”Just seven years earlier, in 1986, Tarantino was a 23-year-old part-time actor and high-school dropout, broke, without an apartment of his own, showering rarely.
With no agent, he sent out scripts that never got past low-level readers. Fuck you.“Like a lot of guys who had never made films before, I was always trying to figure out how to scam my way into a feature,” Tarantino tells me.
about a community of criminals on the fringe of Los Angeles.
Written in a dozen school notebooks, which the 30-year-old Tarantino took on the plane to Los Angeles, the screenplay was a mess—hundreds of pages of indecipherable handwriting.
“She simply said, ‘I have a screenplay I think you’re going to like,’ ” says Keitel. “I opened the door, and it was this tall, gawky-looking guy staring at me, and he says, ‘Harvey ’ ” the actor remembers. “was arguably the most talked about movie of the [1992 Sundance Film] Festival.” The article continued: Meanwhile, Hollywood is calling Tarantino about his future.
But the director, who sleeps in his old room decorated with a Bobby Sherman lunch pail and posters of such movies as we never had a production meeting. No producer ever monkeyed around with the script.“So I have my own project and say, if you want to do it, then let’s do it.One potential buyer was reportedly ready to mortgage his house, but only if he could direct the movie.No one seemed ready to back the untested Tarantino.He arrived “with only the clothes on his back,” she says, and he crashed on the couch.Chen worked without pay on the condition that Tarantino would rabbit-sit Honey Bunny, her pet, when she went on location.Soon he abandoned his original idea and wrote instead a violent script about a gang of thieves and a bungled diamond heist.According to one source, he named it after Louis Malle’s 1987 film, After looking at the rough draft, Bender said, “Wow, this is extraordinary. ” Tarantino signed an agreement on a paper napkin, giving Bender two months to do it.Jackson and Uma Thurman, gave Bruce Willis new muscle at the box office, and turned Harvey and Bob Weinstein, of Miramax, into giants of independent cinema.Harvey calls it “the first independent movie that broke all the rules.was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L.Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants.