Jackie Brown: Rum Punch - Leonard Elmore Reviews
Description:ISBN 0140276866 /
Newest Review: ... by the police who find $50 000 of illegal cash in her bag. Ordell is not a man that you tell the police about so Jackie is ... more
Customer Jackie Brown: Rum Punch - Leonard Elmore Reviews (2)
by - written on 03/02/10 (Very useful, 40 readings)
In 1997 cinema had a boom year both in terms of success (Titanic) and films that are actually good (Boogie Nights, Grosse Pointe Blank, Con Air). It was also the year that Quentin Tarantino seemingly grew up with his adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 'Rum Punch'. This adaptation entitled 'Jackie Brown' was a more sophisticated and simple affair than 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction', but still kept the themes of violence and crime. As a writer of his own material adapting someone else's work was a bold move for the director. Personally, I really like the film and think it one of his best. However, what percentage of the films success if down to the film maker and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/08/00, updated on 16/08/00 (Very useful, 40 readings)
Elmore Leonard weaves another tight, fast-paced story of criminality in his familiar Florida setting. Jackie (who became Jackie Brown in the film of that name) is an air stewardess, smart and attractive but starting to tire of her job. She is smuggling cash for a gun-dealer, Ordell, who is planning a big score with the help of his old convict buddy Louis. Leonard is a master of well-plotted, characterful thrillers. After Jackie’s activity is discovered by federal officers, she has to play off the Law and Ordell, helped by bail-bondsman Max. As he carries out his plan, the gangster becomes increasingly dangerous, and the body-count climbs. Everyone is ... Read the complete review
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