Fun fact: When Tarantino first released Reservoir Dogs
in 1992, he wasn’t the acclaimed director he is today. In fact, among the first major press Reservoir Dogs
got was a cover story in Detroit's Orbit
Magazine — the now long-defunct culture magazine that graces our cover this week
The reason we decided to bring Metro Times
' former rivals back from the dead? The excellent new Orbit Magazine Anthology
, which comes out Sept. 1 on Wayne State University Press. The Tarantino-Orbit
connection is one of the many stories author Robert St. Mary wrangled out of the magazine's staffers "before their collective memories rot any further."
Apparently Tarantino was thrilled for the coverage —
and for his next project, Pulp Fiction
, he decided to return the favor. If you look closely in the chapter with Jimmy and the Wolf, Tarantino can be seen wearing an "Orby" t-shirt under his robe.
In pleasant coincidence, Pulp Fiction
gets a rare, one-night screening at Detroit's historic Redford Theatre
this weekend. The show starts at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. Tickets are $5 to see this cinematic masterpiece of crime, black comedy, and basically every trick Tarantino can pull.