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Tarantino Week: Revisiting ‘Jackie Brown’

19 August 2009 5:05 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

When Jackie Brown was released twelve years ago expectations were off the charts. It had been three and a half long years since Quentin Tarantino had rocked the movie world with the one-two punch of Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994). Since then he had laid relatively low, directing a segment of the anthology Four Rooms, writing the vampire hybrid From Dusk Til Dawn, and performing several forgettable “acting” roles (remember Destiny Turns On The Radio? ……didn’t think so.) I remember my own expectations and anticipation for Jackie Brown when I first heard that Tarantino had cast ebony action icon Pam Grier in the lead. I assumed that he was going to take a crack at the Blaxploitation genre that he was a such a fan of and was honestly expecting afros, pimps, and bell-bottoms but, with the exception of it’s lead and some funky music from those films, »

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