Mar 26, 2023

Jackie Brown

New Books Network 2023

If you had the chance to break out of the movie in which you are stuck, would you take it? That's the question that propels Jackie Brown--the person and the film. Join Mike and Dan as they talk about Jackie Brown (1997), which Mike calls Quentin Tarantino's best movie. Dan talks about what makes a terrific adaptation (and offers his nominee for most perfect adaptation in film history); Mike explains how the film gestures towards an era and a genre in order to one-up them; both of them marvel at the film's incredible ending. So load up that dummy shopping bag with paperback books, switch it for the one with 500K, and give it a listen!

Interested in the Elmore Leonard novel that Tarantino used as the source? Find it here.

You can also find Quentin Tarantino's recent book, Cinema Speculation, here.

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