Popspotting #73: Ray Nicolette Double Feature (June 20, 2011)

Jackie BrownThis week, we take a break from the multiplex and dig into our movie collection to share our love for two great films: “Jackie Brown” and “Out Of Sight.” Both films feature a slimy ATF agent named Ray Nicolette, and are adapted from Elmore Leonard novels. And while directors Quentin Tarantino and Steven Soderbergh have very different styles, these films have more in common than you’d think.

“Jackie Brown” (1997) stars Pam Grier, Robert Forster, Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Bridget Fonda and Michael Keaton. “Out of Sight” (1998) stars George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez, along with Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn, and Don Cheadle (and, yes, Keaton).

For “Movie Monday,” we hope to cover a mix of new releases and past favorites, but we’d love to know if you have a preference. And as far as diving into older films, if you’ve got a pick or two to share, or even a complementary “double feature,” we’d love to hear it!

  • Adam Eakins

    I don’t think it was mentioned that Jackie Brown is also an homage to the Blaxploitation films of the 70’s.  So Tarantino didn’t write the source material, but was still playing his game of trying to match a style of film making.  His love for the art of film is what I’ve always enjoyed.

  • Adam Eakins

    I don’t think it was mentioned that Jackie Brown is also an homage to the Blaxploitation films of the 70’s.  So Tarantino didn’t write the source material, but was still playing his game of trying to match a style of film making.  His love for the art of film is what I’ve always enjoyed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PAGKQS4Q3C7DAUEQR2ESVGDB4Y Albert Ross

    I was thrilled to see that JB was going to be spoken about on PS – QT is the man!

    Here’s my quick and easy list of Tarantino scenes previously posted on Facebook:

    True Romance – Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken discuss the pantomime
    Inglourious Basterds – Christoph Waltz has some milk and a smoke
    Reservoir Dogs – Michael Madsen is “Stuck in the Middle with You”
    Jackie Brown – Pam Grier promises to send Robert Forster a postcard
    Pulp Fiction – John Travolta and Samuel Jackson get back into character
    Pulp Fiction – Hunnybunny and Pumpkin wrap the story
    Kill Bill Vol 1: The Bride takes on the Crazy 88’s
    Reservoir Dogs – The crew gets assigned their colors and leave a tip
    Pulp Fiction – Christopher Walken returns a watch
    Kill Bill Vol 2 – Pei Mei schools The Bride

  • http://www.hawaiiweblog.com hawaii

    Very good observation, Adam! I confess not knowing much about the Blaxploitation genre, so didn’t automatically know that’s where he was going. Thanks!