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Rum Punch is a novel written by [[Elmore Leonard]]. This novel was adapted for Tarantino's fourth film, [[Jackie Brown]].  
 
Rum Punch is a novel written by [[Elmore Leonard]]. This novel was adapted for Tarantino's fourth film, [[Jackie Brown]].  
  
== Key differences between Jackie Brown and Rum Punch ==
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====Key differences between Jackie Brown and Rum Punch====
 
*Jackie's character was known as Jackie Burke in the novel, but Jackie Brown in the film.
 
*Jackie's character was known as Jackie Burke in the novel, but Jackie Brown in the film.
 
*Jackie was originally white, not black, as is the case with the film.
 
*Jackie was originally white, not black, as is the case with the film.
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*In the novel, Louis originally worked for [[Max Cherry]].
 
*In the novel, Louis originally worked for [[Max Cherry]].
 
*The film moves the setting from Florida to Los Angeles and Ordell's money from Jamaica to Mexico.
 
*The film moves the setting from Florida to Los Angeles and Ordell's money from Jamaica to Mexico.
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== Tarantino's screenplay versus Leonard's novel ==
 
  
*Jackie Brown / Jackie Burke
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====Tarantino's screenplay versus Leonard's novel====
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*'''Jackie Brown / Jackie Burke'''
 
**Leonard: ''...her neat rear end in the tan skirt...she surely didn't look forty-four, at least not from here...''
 
**Leonard: ''...her neat rear end in the tan skirt...she surely didn't look forty-four, at least not from here...''
 
**Tarantino: ''Jackie Brown is a very attractive black woman in her mid forties, though she looks like she's in her mid thirties.''
 
**Tarantino: ''Jackie Brown is a very attractive black woman in her mid forties, though she looks like she's in her mid thirties.''
  
*Ordell Robbie
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*'''Ordell Robbie'''
 
**Leonard: ''...a light-skinned black guy...Ordell ran his hand carefully over his hair, feeling the hard set, ran it back to his pigtail braid and curled it between his fingers...''
 
**Leonard: ''...a light-skinned black guy...Ordell ran his hand carefully over his hair, feeling the hard set, ran it back to his pigtail braid and curled it between his fingers...''
 
**Tarantino: ''Ordell likes wearing clothes nice and likes wearing nice clothes.''
 
**Tarantino: ''Ordell likes wearing clothes nice and likes wearing nice clothes.''
 
**...appeared much like the novel, though Tarantino droppped the "light-skinned black guy" part of the character.
 
**...appeared much like the novel, though Tarantino droppped the "light-skinned black guy" part of the character.
  
*Louis Gara
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*'''Louis Gara'''
 
**Leonard: ''...dark-skinned white guy...''
 
**Leonard: ''...dark-skinned white guy...''
 
**Tarantino: ''...who looks like he does his shopping at the Salvation Army...white, also in his mid-forties...''
 
**Tarantino: ''...who looks like he does his shopping at the Salvation Army...white, also in his mid-forties...''
  
*Max Cherry
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*'''Max Cherry'''
 
**Leonard: ''...appeared neat and clean-shaved, had his blue shirt open, no tie, good size shoulders on him. That dark, tough-looking type of guy like Louis, dark hair, only Max Cherry was losing his on top...''
 
**Leonard: ''...appeared neat and clean-shaved, had his blue shirt open, no tie, good size shoulders on him. That dark, tough-looking type of guy like Louis, dark hair, only Max Cherry was losing his on top...''
 
**Tarantino: ''..a regular-Joe-type white guy in his fifties...''
 
**Tarantino: ''..a regular-Joe-type white guy in his fifties...''
  
*Melanie
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*'''Melanie'''
 
**Leonard: ''The fine big girl had in thirteen years become bigger, show tits grown to circus tits but still okay, tan...''
 
**Leonard: ''The fine big girl had in thirteen years become bigger, show tits grown to circus tits but still okay, tan...''
 
**Tarantino: ''...thirty-three, is a tanned, blonde, California beach bunny...''
 
**Tarantino: ''...thirty-three, is a tanned, blonde, California beach bunny...''
  
 
[[Category:Jackie Brown]][[Category:Books]]
 
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Latest revision as of 13:51, 4 September 2015

Rum Punch is a novel written by Elmore Leonard. This novel was adapted for Tarantino's fourth film, Jackie Brown.

Key differences between Jackie Brown and Rum Punch

  • Jackie's character was known as Jackie Burke in the novel, but Jackie Brown in the film.
  • Jackie was originally white, not black, as is the case with the film.
  • Various characters underwent minor changes in the adaptation. For example, Melanie (portrayed in the film by the slim Bridget Fonda was originally not as thin and was described as having unnaturally large breasts. (See below).
  • As is the case with most adaptations, key events in the novel were overlooked. This includes a Ordell stealing guns with Louis Gara from a neo-Nazi's house.
  • In the novel, Louis originally worked for Max Cherry.
  • The film moves the setting from Florida to Los Angeles and Ordell's money from Jamaica to Mexico.

Tarantino's screenplay versus Leonard's novel

  • Jackie Brown / Jackie Burke
    • Leonard: ...her neat rear end in the tan skirt...she surely didn't look forty-four, at least not from here...
    • Tarantino: Jackie Brown is a very attractive black woman in her mid forties, though she looks like she's in her mid thirties.
  • Ordell Robbie
    • Leonard: ...a light-skinned black guy...Ordell ran his hand carefully over his hair, feeling the hard set, ran it back to his pigtail braid and curled it between his fingers...
    • Tarantino: Ordell likes wearing clothes nice and likes wearing nice clothes.
    • ...appeared much like the novel, though Tarantino droppped the "light-skinned black guy" part of the character.
  • Louis Gara
    • Leonard: ...dark-skinned white guy...
    • Tarantino: ...who looks like he does his shopping at the Salvation Army...white, also in his mid-forties...
  • Max Cherry
    • Leonard: ...appeared neat and clean-shaved, had his blue shirt open, no tie, good size shoulders on him. That dark, tough-looking type of guy like Louis, dark hair, only Max Cherry was losing his on top...
    • Tarantino: ..a regular-Joe-type white guy in his fifties...
  • Melanie
    • Leonard: The fine big girl had in thirteen years become bigger, show tits grown to circus tits but still okay, tan...
    • Tarantino: ...thirty-three, is a tanned, blonde, California beach bunny...
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