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Title:  NATURAL BORN KILLERS

 

Form:  SP

Author(s):  Quentin Tarantino

 

Draft Date:  3/12/91

Draft Info:  3rd Draft, Revised

Genre:  Crime/Satire

 

Pages:  127

Circa:  Present

 

Submitted by: 

Locale:  Los Angeles; New Mexico

 

Submitted to: 

Elements:  Sean Young to star.  Quentin Tarantino to direct.

 

Date Submitted:  7/27/91

Date Returned:  8/1/91

Log Line:  A TV journalist interviews witnesses and experts for a documentary about a young married couple who kill people for fun, and the reporter is finally taken hostage in a prison break as he interviews the killers themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Excellent

Good

Fair

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Premise/Idea

 

X

 

 

Characterization

 

 

X

 

Dialogue

 

X

 

 

Story Line

 

 

 

X

Set/Prod. Values

 

 

X

 

Budget:  Medium

Script:  Consider

Writer:  Consider

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