JACKIE BROWN is some of QTs finest work. Its the perfect hybrid of Elmore Leonard and Tarantino. You get QTs So Cal atmosphere/Blaxploitation influences mixed with Elmore Leonard’s own world and characters. The thing thats so great is its really a perfect hybrid of both writers styles. Then you have Tarantino’s masterful direction which adds another stylized layer to the story being told.
PAM GRIER: I love Pam in this film. The last thing I had really seen her in before JB was Above The Law, shes always good, but I really enjoyed this role and the whole way QT made it a tribute to her. Sexy, tough, and sugar sweet, thats Pam.
DENIRO: When I first watched Jackie, I didnt know what DeNiro was up to. I kind of though he wasnt doing very much acting, but after I realized that Louis is SUPPOSED to be sluggish and punchy, it totally made sense. One of the reasons I loved Tarantinos films from the beginning is his great characters and Jackie Brown has Elmore Leonard characters, but you still feel like theyre QTs characters as well.
MUSIC: The music is as always with QT perfectly placed and chosen. You get the funkiness, the soulful sounds, music from Coffy, The Big Doll House, Vampyros Lesbos all mixed into this film which makes it a great thing to listen to as well as watch.
What else can I say? Its a masterpiece of Elmore Leonard/Tarantino cinema. and its my favorite Leonard book to film adaptation.