Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ten top Elmore Leonard film adaptations

One of the Telegraph's top ten Elmore Leonard film adaptations:
Jackie Brown (1997)

Quentin Tarantino was inspired by Leonard’s work. Originally, he planned to adapt Freaky Deaky or Killshot, but fell in love with Rum Punch when he read it. Changing the title he cast Pam Grier, the goddess of 1970s tough girl pictures, as the air-stewardess and con-artist Jackie Brown.
Read about another entry on the list.

Rum Punch is one of Ben Mankiewicz's six favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue