Book versus film: Rum Punch/Get Shorty


I read so many of Elmore Leonard’s books when I was younger that is hard distinguish one from another — until you revisit them and the storylines come flooding back. He has an economy and ease of writing that contrasts with his razor-sharp plots and snappy dialogue.  Jackie Brown is probably Tarantino’s best movie because every character doesn’t speak in Quentin’s voice. The look and feel and the soundtrack are so magnificent you can ignore DiNiro hamming it up.

Rum Punch (Elmore Leonard) – 8

Film: Jackie Brown, 1997 – 8

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Verdict: Score Draw