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Week 7 jackie brown - Week 7 Jackie Brown Quentin Tarantino In all Tarantino's appropriations he finds actors that are thought to be washed up i.e

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Week 7 Jackie Brown - Quentin Tarantino - In all Tarantino’s appropriations, he finds actors that are thought to be washed up - i.e. John Travolta, Pam Grier (the film represents her iconic status from the past) - His style is such that he’s made a name for himself by appropriating from Blaxploitation and Martial Arts cinema - Blaxploitation - in the early 70s, this film movement redefined race in the parameters of cinema - the Black Power mindset felt that African Americans were reprehensibly represented…so films like Shaft, Superfly , etc. were made that feature outrageous black characters that often triumphed over cops and other racist urban elements - Tarantino has borrowed liberally from this genre - in the 70s, film viewership was having problems, yet these low-budget Blaxploitation films was able to sustain Hollywood for a few years…it was the financial viability that allowed Hollywood to stay above water until a few years later ( Jaws, Star Wars ) - Pam Grier - was big in the “women in prison” films from the 70s - her first feature was the film Coffee - made Foxy Brown as well…very directly alluded to in the title Jackie Brown - in her persona, she was known as being especially sexual…she could use her
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course CTCS 192m taught by Professor Boyd during the Spring '08 term at USC.

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Week 7 jackie brown - Week 7 Jackie Brown Quentin Tarantino In all Tarantino's appropriations he finds actors that are thought to be washed up i.e

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