The Jackie Brown Movie Page
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".
Jackie Brown Intro
On of my favorite opening scenes in any movie, this one sets the tone for the entire film.
The Jackie Brown Script
This script is by Quentin Tarantino. It is based on Elmore Leonard's novel “Rum Punch”.
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.
Jackie Brown's Melanie Ralston Takes Bong Hit
Melanie Ralston (Bridget Fonda) watching old 70's classic and taking bong hits and chit-chatting with Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson) and Louis Gara (Robert Deniro)
Louis Shoots Melanie For No Reason
Louis shoots melanie for no reason... well she is kind of a bitch...
Jackie Brown, Robert De Niro, & Quentin Tarantino Interview
I think QT sounds a little too comfortable calling Mr. Deniro "Bob" in this interview.
Tarantino and David Letterman Discuss Jackie Brown
Unlike some previous attempts, Dave gets a pretty good interview from QT this time. They discuss the pressures of directing stars, the new movie Jackie Brown, and some recent minor altercations.