Watch the Only Remaining Video From Quentin Tarantino's Directorial (and Acting) Debut

BestFriendsBirthday225.jpgBack in the late 80's (as so many good stories start), Quentin Tarantino made a 70-minute film called My Best Friend's Birthday while still shocking shelves at a Manhattan Beach video shop. As legend has it (as so many other good stories start), a fire destroyed half of the black and white picture -- in which Tarantino played a disc jockey named Clarence who tries to do a few nice things for his buddy's birthday -- leaving just 36 minutes of the Pulp Fiction director's first feature. And now, for what it's worth, you can watch the entire project after the jump.

Incentive: Whoever identifies the the most Tarantino-isms in the comments section below wins a royale with cheese.

[via Vulture]


  • Seth P. says:

    K-BILLY - Name of the radio station here and in Reservoir Dogs
    Clarence - QT's character name, main character in True Romance
    Unruly Julie - DJ name similar to Jungle Julia in Death Proof
    Hooker as a birthday present - True Romance (plus it's her first night on the job, too)
    Sniffing the wrong white powder - Mia in Pulp Fiction
    Yolanda Waxman - Pulp Fiction's Honey Bunny was named Yolanda.
    Bare feet - QT fetish (also his character's in this movie)
    Mention of Aldo Ray - The actor inspired the character name of Aldo Raine in Inglourious Basterds
    "Helllloooo Baaayybyyy" - Clarence in True Romance also used the Big Bopper trademark phrase.
    Hey, what's a Royale with Cheese, anyway?

  • Tony Torn says:

    "Hey, what's a Royale with Cheese, anyway?"
    -Instant Disqualification for having to ask.