Thursday, February 5, 2009
I've done several posts here about Pam Grier. I've always gotten positive feedback on them. Recently I've been talking to some of my friends about Jackie Brown. I love that film. I know it gets mixed reaction from many fans of the films of Quentin Tarantino. I personally think it's an amazing film from start to finish. The acting, the music, etc. are all out of sight.
Jackie Brown, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, was released in 1997. It starred Pam Grier as the title character. Jackie's a middle aged flight attendant working for a second rate airline. That's the only job she can get in the industry due to a prior criminal charge. She's been smuggling money into the country for a weapons dealer played by Samuel L. Jackson. Jackie gets caught by the ATF. They want her to work for them to bring him down. She decides to play both sides off each other and get the money for herself with the help of a bail bondsman played by Robert Forster. The film also co-stars Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda & Michael Keaton. I can't rave enough about this movie. It was great to see Pam Grier in a starring role again. She really shines here. If you haven't seen this film, you owe it to yourself to see one of my favorite films of the 1990's.
Here are two clips. The first one is the movie trailer itself. The other is the opening credits (which I really love) for the film. Enjoy!