LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Quentin Tarantino attends the 2011 Film Independent Screening Series: "Jackie Brown" at Bing Theatre At LACMA on September 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Duffy-Marie Arnoult/WireImage)
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Quentin Tarantino Doesn’t Consider Jackie Brown Part Of His Cinematic Universe
With “Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” “True Romance,” and “Natural Born Killers,” writer-director Quentin Tarantino essentially created his own cinematic universe populated by characters from his idiosyncratic imagination. However, Tarantino departed from his explosive, hyperreal world when he adapted Elmore Leonard’s novel “Rum Punch” into the film “Jackie Brown.”
Tarantino told Creative Screenwriting, “This is in Elmore Leonard's universe and it was interesting making a movie outside this little universe that I created.” For “Jackie Brown,” Tarantino abandoned the stylized dialogue he became famous for, preferring to use a more naturalistic tone that played to the strengths of the characters and brought out Leonard's voice.
Breaking even more from his hyperreal style of filmmaking, Tarantino made the look of “Jackie Brown” complement Leonard's naturalistic crime world. He said, “I wanted it to be ultra-realistic. I used a different cinematographer to kind of get a different look. It still looks great but just a little bit more down to earth, a little less like a movie movie, a little bit more like a '70s 'Straight Time.'”