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His best film by far. I was delighted the other day when reading the liner notes to Bobby Womack's "Understanding" to learn that Ms. Grier is credited with background vocals (presumably on Harry Hippie)...Soul Stirrer?
I'm with Rhys--head and shoulders above Tarantino's other pictures, and possibly one of the top 20 American films of the last century. Well, on my list. Such a great snapshot of time and place.
I dont think of it as Tarantinos - I think of it as ELMORE LEONARDS.GOD I LOVE HIS STYLE.
Grier and Forster, brought back from virtual obscurity, were terrific, with wonderful chemistry, and I have to say, it was their picture, not the director's.
Ditto, ditto and ditto, I've seen it at least 6 times and it just gets better and better.
I'm not a rabid Tarantino fanboy although I like all his movies, but I do think it's funny that the writers of the other comments are going out of their way to place the success of the film in hands other than the director's. You people act like Tarantino just showed up to the set and ate a sandwich while the movie magically came together thanks to the book it was adapted from. Yes, Leonard and Forster and Grier played a huge role in its success, but Tarantino made the casting, aesthetic, and formal decisions that resulted in this film whether you're willing to admit it or not.
It was ham on rye.
Among Tarantino films, I’d put it second only to Pulp Fiction. With all due respect to Elmore Leonard, Jackie Brown is a departure from the novel it’s based on, Rum Punch, which in some ways is better than the movie, in other ways not. Maybe 70% of the movie's best lines (and Tarantino movies sport some of the hippest dialogue around) were not taken from the novel. And, reading the novel, you do miss that repartee. On the other hand, I can still watch the movie and not say, oh, this was better done in the novel. Meaning that the lion's share of the credit for Jackie Brown does not belong to Elmore Leonard.
if Quentin had written all the 'Dutch' novels I loved, then I guess I would be crazy about him too.He looks like Bob Hope.
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