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.

Django Unchained: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

This soundtrack is the answer to the question, "How do you add rap music to a Western Soundtrack without making it sound cheesy". Yes. It's an eclectic mix of Spaghetti-Western themes, cowboy-friendly folk rock .... AND ... funk, rap ... AND ... the usual assortment of sound bites. Somehow it works. Yes, the whole thing is rather listenable, entertaining, and on the same level as the other Tarantino soundtrack standouts such as Death Proof, Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction. We are definitely getting spoiled. This standard of quality soundtrack seems impossible to maintain going forward.