Read Jackie Brown by Quentin Tarantino Elmore Leonard Online


From Quentin Tarantino, the creator of Pulp Fiction, comes Jackie Brown, a crime caper based about an attractive stewardess who supplements her income by smuggling cash into the country for an illegal arms dealer-until the day federal agents bust her....

Title : Jackie Brown
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ISBN : 9780786883493
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Jackie Brown Reviews

  • Jim
    2018-09-23 09:58

    This wasn't pure Leonard, but the script was based on his book by Tarantino. Good, very twisty, & believable. The character's motivations were understandable & logical, if disgusting in some cases.

  • Joey Barron
    2018-10-16 03:49

    JACKIE BROWN (2 hours 34 minutes)Jackie Brown is in her mid-forties, but looks like she's in her thirties. She's a "knockout."Tarantino continues to use the phrase, "beeline" on 146.Variations of the n-word are used 29 times, mostly by Ordell. Jackie uses it sparingly, often to make a pronounced point, including breaking the fourth wall: "holding a bunch of money, looking into the camera, and saying with a smile: Gotcha n-" (198)The word "migbht" is misspelled and published on 78.Jager is spelled "Jaeger" on 155 and 156. Perhaps because of licensing issues?There is a focus on "retro" seventies style and soul music.Unique phrasing and quotes include:"'holding in smoke' voice" (9)"regular-Joe-type" (14)"two grinning Cheshire cats as the balance of power rolls over her" (49)"you-better-do-exactly-what-I-say manner" (49)"weighs things in her mind" (71)"a little surprised and a touch pissed at her nonchalantness" (84)"Coffee's almost there, but not quite." (88)"They're going at it like a couple of fuck monkeys. Almost on the fade up, Louis cums." (108)"shark smile" (113)"In fact, she looks like she's coming home from a date." (117)"yellow Bic" (137)"He doesn't like the last piece of information" (152)"mustache like a Walrus" (153)"half-a-million-dollar switcharoo" (162)"Louis's hand immediately goes to his forehead and touches dampness." (181)"hard convict look" (181)"Melanie smiles at him, feeling the stare, but too much of a natural-born smart-ass to change." (181)"tensely through gritted teeth:" (183)"One; to make sure. Two; 'cause it felt good." (187)"He slumps over- his life gone." (201)"His face is ice, the music is LOUD." (220)"She's cool as a breeze, smoking her brand. No music." (220)"drops to the ground like a sack of potatoes" (222)"dead as fried chicken" (222)"I'll send you a postcard, partner." (230)

  • Castille
    2018-10-13 09:10

    Just got a chance to actually read this script, and I think it's wonderful. It's not the typical Tarantino gratuitous bloodbath-- the murders actually serve the plot in that they trigger the next actions, and they're not excessive. Jackie is whip-smart and the characters are fun and quirky. I also love that Tarantino calls his shots in his scripts. Most screenwriting critics fault writers for this, but as a director/writer myself, and someone who likes to attach visuals to the story I'm reading, I think it's great to be able to actually envision what the director has in mind. Now I need to read Elmore Leonard's original material!

  • Erik
    2018-10-05 09:48

    i plucked the screenplay from the internet. had a lot of typos. kept me entertained none to less.

  • Ethan
    2018-09-30 04:05

    Tarantino is a great writer. Jackie Brown is definitely one of his most underrated, often overlooked films but its still one of my favorites.

  • Brad McCormick
    2018-10-12 03:54

    The one piece of Tarantino's work that wasn't written by the man himself. Some say it's his weakest, some say it's his best. I see it both ways, but this isn't a critique on Tarantino's movies, but rather this screenplay. Adapted from Elmore Leonard's Rum Punch, Jackie Brown reads more like a novel than any of Tarantino's other screenplays. Screenplays are supposed to show (since it will be filmed) and not tell. There is no reason to delve into the thoughts of the characters since it can't be filmed. Tarantino doesn't seem to care. Probably because he writes knowing his scripts will get filmed, so the way I see it, he puts these things in for the actors, which in a way makes reading the screenplay better for the rest of us. Makes it more approachable like a novel. We get inside their heads. This is a plus, especially since some screenplays are a pain to get through with all the technical lingo going on. His biggest example of this has to be the back story on the German officer in Inglorious Basterds who gets beaten to death by the Bear Jew. In the screenplay we see why he's so hard headed, until his head gets cracked open. Lol. Sorry. I had to. It's a no-no to write down anything that can't be filmed in a screenplay. That kind of read can be boring unless the dialogue is on fire. Same goes for novels with too much prose and very little dialogue. Unless we're talking something like Notes From Underground, a novel can bore you to tears. Tarantino's Jackie Brown kinda gets sandwiched in between somewhere. I dug it.

  • Sam Woodfield
    2018-09-26 05:42

    I LOVED THIS! The film is one of my favourites and so I was a bit apprehensive about reading this incase either the book or the film was ruined by the other. But the two are both so brilliant, and the script of the film so true to the book that both are equally as brilliant as each other.The story is based around Ordell Robbie, a big-time criminal involved in gun-trafficking. But with his money tied up overseas, he recruits Jackie Burke, a beautiful air stewardess to bring the money in for him. But when she's caught, she does a deal with the state to catch Ordell. But the temptation of all that cash proves too much and Jackie devises an elaborate plan to play everyone off against each other whilst walking away with all the cash.What I loved most about this novel was the complex plot and twists and turns which make it unclear right to the end who's done what, who's involved and what the eventual outcome will be. It is a very complex plot and in many cases this would make it really difficult to follow and the reader would get lost in a maze of detail and intricacies. But Leonard has constructed this beautifully so that it flows in such a way that, even with each new twist and turn, the reader knows exactly where we are. I think the simplicity of the language and characters really helps with this as they really counter the complex structure. The characters are all really simple - they're all ex-cons who lead a really simple life and the writing really reflects this. They're simple beings with not too much intelligence and the life that they lead shows this. Ordells girlfriends are all a little simple but they're brilliant characters despite only making brief appearances. Louis, who Ordell relies upon, is so incompetent its funny. He's described as a bank robber and there is a great scene where he tries to rob a liquor store and it becomes very apparent why he's a failed bank robber. Its a really funny scene and really sums up the light hearted nature of the whole book. I could write reams and reams about how much I loved this, but I won't - I'll simply say that everyone should read this as its a great book that's both funny, complex with a brilliant plot from beginning to end.

  • Gayatri Sriram
    2018-10-09 05:56

    I've read millions of these heists gone wrong, or double triple crossing small time criminals typa novels. So understandably, standards are high. This disappointed only because it comes so highly recommended, and I went into it thinking it was going to be genre defining. It wasn't. For most of the book nothing really happens. The tension doesn't quite build. It just floats along and ends with a toot, not a bang. Not bad to read on a flight.

  • Rose
    2018-10-08 09:44

    Loved it, as I love almost everything by him, and the movie was great!

  • Marko
    2018-10-02 05:58

    This is a screenplay-novell. If you've seen the movie then you will not get any surprises. Otherwise it is a quick, easy-read pulp fiction.

  • Angelina
    2018-09-22 06:08

    I love reading his screenplays. Mostly to could how many times a character uses the "n" word.

  • Janet Lynch
    2018-10-09 06:11

    Fun to see what a favorite movie looks like on paper.