Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown

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Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown isn’t quite the usual Tarantino style that everyone is familiar with. Released in 1997, following up a nomination for an Oscar, and Golden Globe in 1998; it’s effortless to say that Tarantino didn’t disappoint his audience. The actors in the film Jackie Brown are chosen carefully for their particular performance that is inflated by the costume choice as well, which is only one factor that makes the film what it is. The editing provides the necessary transitions along with different dimensions of editing that give this film the Tarantino style of film. Lastly, the sound in this film, is the most significant factors that add emphasis to provide the aesthetics of soulfulness and intensity within the film itself.…show more content…
It is what gives this film its sense of action, romance, and intensity of a thriller. The music used in Jackie Brown is a showcase of Tarantino’s love of soulful jams which add a level of soul and comfort to the film. Tarantino uses Bobby Womack’s “Across 110th Street” to open up the film and to also close the film. Significance in the song can be seen when the audience finally sees her entire face for the first time. During this specific shot, you hear Womack sing “You gotta be strong if you wanna survive”. This manipulates the audience to think Jackie is strong, even in the ending of the film it still wants us to think that even though Max and Jackie didn’t technically end up together, she is still strong no matter what. The Delfonics’s song “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind” is an identifier/symbol of Max’s love for Jackie and notifies the audience of that. The jail scene where Max first meets Jackie is amazing constructed. Getting up from the bench, Max walks to the fence to find a small figure in the distance. It’s noticeable that the focus shifts as soon as he sees her. Romantic music play in the background and the shot focus on Max’s doting face signaling his desire for Jackie. This is where the plot finally greets the two characters that will triumph in the end. Tarantino chooses significant music tracks to tie scenes dramatically and emotionally together. Sound also plays a part in dialogue. For example: when Max is taking Jackie home from jail/bar, We see Ordell’s perspective and the audience hears Max and Jackie’s conversation clearly from within Ordell’s car that is park a few yards away, but it’s obvious that Ordell can’t hear them. All of a sudden a Johnny Cash ballad plays inside Ordell’s car tying the song to how Ordell feels about

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