|The font is actually the same font as Foxy Brown|
Tarantino wrote the part especially for Grier. It was based on an Elmore Leonard book called Rum Punch, but Quentin changed the race of the main character and changed her last name from Burke to Brown in honor of one of Grier's most iconic films, Foxy Brown. The director even had Pam Grier's posters up in his office when she came in to read.
The obvious love and admiration that he has for his star is evident in every shot of her. It's Tarantino's goal to make the audience fall in love with her. And much like Robert Forester's bail bondsman, Max Cherry, we're hooked from the very moment we set eyes on her.
With her mane of hair, eyelids heavy with lashes, and majestic nose cutting a regal pose, she calls to mind a lioness on the planes of Africa or the famous bust of Nefertiti – a woman who certainly knew how to cut a royal profile.
But, for me, the image that I'll forever associate with Pam Grier and Jackie Brown occurs when she shows up at the apartment of Melanie (played by Bridget Fonda. By the way, where has she been? Can we get Quentin to start working on her comeback vehicle?!?). After a super-cut of Jackie's red talons she pops into frame to make herself known:
wait for it...