From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

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From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby Bad Max » Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:13 pm

http://www.p13entertainment.com/dd_windows.htm

Starring: Joseph Pilato as Seth Gecko!?
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Re: From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby MissMia » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:34 pm

That's pretty cool! Thanks for that!

I think I prefer Mr Clooney though as Seth.
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Re: From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby Johny_Exhale » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:41 pm

what is this?
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Re: From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby MissMia » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:43 pm

It's an trailer for the 1991 version of From Dusk Till Dawn. I don't know much more; IMDB have nothing on it. I don't think it was released; I don't think there was a big enough budget. I am currently doing research on it, I will post back if I find something of interest.
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Re: From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby Johny_Exhale » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:45 pm

i doubt it's 1991, i think it's just a small spoof from 1995, but do your research :P
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Re: From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby MissMia » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:48 pm

i doubt it's 1991


Me too, there is hardly anything on it - one little chatboard on IMDB (that's what I call research lol).

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0683334/board/thread/24567729?d=26146381#26146381

Kurtzman came up with the original Dusk till dawn story and tried to raise funds for the film.


Kurtzman did come up story, so is it possible that he did attempt to make a film out of it before the Tarantino version? It is just strange it has never been mentioned in interviews/DVD extras.
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Re: From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby Bad Max » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:12 pm

Joe Pilato is so fucking bad ass  8)
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Re: From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby MissMia » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:13 pm

Wasn't he in Pulp Fiction?
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Re: From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby Johny_Exhale » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:15 pm

Dean Martin at Jack Rabbit Slims yeah
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Re: From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby Bad Max » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:20 pm

Whaaaaaat!? he was!? any body got a screenshot!?
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Re: From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby MissMia » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:30 pm

any body got a screenshot!?


Nope sorry, I have tried lots of search engines, zero joy, but I will keep looking for you and post if I get anything.
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Re: From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby Sebastian » Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:29 pm

well Kurtzman wrote a little treatment on the subject and asked Tarantino to write a script, that was around that time yeah. but i never heard there had been made a trailer or anything. so i think that this is a spoof or something like that. but it doesn't look bad. maybe he indeed shot something like that to show to QT what he was after, but this is the first time i've heard about this....
but it sure sounds like kurtzman filmed this back then to raise money for the project/idea...i just wonder why this isnt on the FDTD DVD
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Re: From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby kingfrat » Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:00 am

As I understand it, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN was Tarantino's first paid screenwriting job. Make-up FX maestro Robert Kurtzman was looking to direct his first movie and had come up with the original FDTD concept. He was introduced to Tarantino via mutual friend Scott Speigel (EVIL DEAD 2 co-writer) who, based on his writing samples, was paid upfront to pen the FDTD script. This enabled Tarantino to quit his day job and concentrate on writing.

The film was going to be done low budget with Joe Pilato in the lead as Seth Gecko. To lure potential investors, Kurtzman shot a brief promotional clip to illustrate what he had in mind. Alas, the project as intended never came to fruition.
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Re: From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby Scarface » Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:54 am

Wow, AC/DC and ZZ Top on the soundtrack would have owned!  8)
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Re: From Dusk Till Dawn 1991 - Robert Kurtzman

Postby Bad Lieutenant » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:51 pm

The Seb wrote:well Kurtzman wrote a little treatment on the subject and asked Tarantino to write a script, that was around that time yeah.

I wouldn't call a 35 page treatment a "little" treatment. Kurtzman basically came up with the whole story.
kingfrat wrote:As I understand it, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN was Tarantino's first paid screenwriting job.

Of course this is incorrect. Past Midnight, where he was a script doctor, was his first.
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