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Film: Much more Mr Nice Guy

Has the king of screen violence gone soft? No, says Cameron Docherty. It's just that he has nothing left to prove to us

Music: They're playing my song again

Phil Johnson on Bobby Womack, the soul genius enjoying a revival through Tarantino's `Jackie Brown'

The Big Picture: Tarantino wises up

A middle-aged man and woman sit at a kitchen table on a drab morning, drinking coffee and discussing their feelings about impending old age. She is in her dressing gown; he has a face like an unmade bed. The camera observes from a reverent distance, while a ripple of music plays in the background. No, this is not Tokyo Story. It is one of the best scenes from the new film by Quentin Tarantino. Perhaps you will need to read that sentence again. I'll give you a moment.

Arts: A Star Is; Reborn

Pam Grier was massive in Seventies blaxploitation movies. And now, she's massive again - as Quentin Tarantino's 'Jackie Brown'.

Fashion: Hot thing: the 504 `Jackie Brown' hat by Kangol

Forget Samuel L Jackson and Robert de Niro. The biggest star of Tarantino's new movie Jackie Brown is Kangol. Barely a frame goes by without Cumbria's finest export - complete with kangaroo logo - being flashed on the silver screen.

TURNING BROWN TO GOLD

'Jackie Brown' doesn't open in America till Christmas but alrea; dy it's the subject of feverish speculation. Alix Sharkey reports

Star takes top billing

Media Star has been installed as the 12-1 favourite with the sponsors for the Tote Cesarewitch at Newmarket on 18 October, for which the weights were published yesterday.

Monster movie makes millions

The Lost World has soared straight to the top of the UK box office chart after a hugely successful opening - but it has not beaten last summer's epic Independence Day.

Patriot games, pop and purple prose

No 151: TANGO

V I D E O C H A R T S

Granted a belated certificate, The Bad Lieutenant enters at No 9, allowing Harvey Keitel to bare all in British homes. Four Weddings comes third; you can buy it from 27 March. In the retail chart, The Return of Jafar, Disney's straight-to-video s equel to Aladdin, is at No 3.

Weaver fined £400 : RACING

Jason Weaver eased down Thaleros in the closing stages of the last race at Southwell yesterday and was fined £400 by the stewards for failing to ride out his mount to hold on to second place behind Palacegate Jo. Who's The Best was runner-up inste ad, bythree quarters of a length.

V I D E O C H A R T

To no one's great surprise, `Four Weddings and a Funeral' storms the rental chart, while the Tarantino-scripted `True Romance' (right), long-banned on video, profits from the belated granting of a BBFC rating to occupy second place.
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