Jackie Brown Film Page

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Tarantino's third film was 1997's Jackie Brown. It stars Pam Grier in the title role of an ageing flight attendant looking for something better. It co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, and Robert De Niro, The film is an adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1992 novel Rum Punch. It is the only feature-length film by Tarantino that does not take place in "the Tarantino universe".

Tarantino talks Jackie Brown with Charlie Rose

In this hour long interview from 1997, Tarantino touches on many subjects including: Robert DeNiro, Pam Grier, his own acting, and his personal philosophy on the film-making process.

What makes this interview great? Well, great questions for one. Plus for maybe the first time we sense the director's internal struggle to continue his streak of making important and unique films. It's very clear here that QT puts himself under enormous pressure to make nothing but masterpieces. And he doesn't take too kindly to shallow criticism.

In my opinion Jackie Brown is a deep, emotional, and ultimately serious affair. But in the end, it's really a homage to the strength and beauty of black women in the USA. With enough action and humor to keep everyone entertained for the duration.