[quote]thats an interesting point. but i think you can’t generally draw a line between exploitation and non-exploitation. what’s a remake of a blaxploitation movie? is it still a blaxploitation movie? (check out: Halle Berry stars in the remake of Foxy Brown, don’t get me wrong, I’ll watch everything where Halle is in, but I don’t like remakes)[/quote]
Jackie Brown wasnt a remake. It was based on the Elmore Leonard book as you already know. Quentin just injected the story with blaxploitation inspired characters i.e. Jackie and Ordell. But JB is just a crime film starring a african american, theres no real exploitative qualities in it.
A remake of a Blaxploitation film still really cant be considered a true blaxploitation film because it was a specific era in cinema. Even the Shaft remake with Sam Jackson isnt a blaxploitation film because the time it was made in. Foxy Brown starring Halle Berry wont be a blaxploitation film either. It will be an action film starring Halle.
The definition of an Exploitation film is : a film that is made to exploit the characters in it by overuse of stereotypes, graphic violence, sex, etc. A film that is made on a low budget and contains big thrills. These films were made to make a quick buck with little or no artistic integrity in them.
When you see an exploitation film you usually know it. :)