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Jack Nicholson Jack Nicholson
J.J. Gittes
Faye Dunaway Faye Dunaway
Evelyn Mulwray
John Huston John Huston
Noah Cross
Perry Lopez Perry Lopez
Escobar
John Hillerman John Hillerman
Yelburton
Darrell Zwerling Darrell Zwerling
Hollis Mulwray
Diane Ladd Diane Ladd
Ida Sessions
Roy Jenson Roy Jenson
Mulvihill


Written by
Robert Towne Robert Towne
(written by)
Roman Polanski Roman Polanski
uncredited


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Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

8 years, 3 months ago at Jan 14 19:37
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''Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.''

A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water.

Jack Nicholson: J.J. Gittes

What is Chinatown? Simply put; An unrivaled and perfect thinking man's film noir that completely surpasses all expectations.
Chinatown(1974) is a tremendous ... read more

Overrated but classy.

10 years ago at Apr 23 3:20
1 vote
"You're dumber than you think I think you are."

This Roman Polanski effort is a true classic movie; Chinatown is an excellent, stylish, fascinating and gripping thriller that is based on the novel by Robert Towne.

Cleverly, the film has been made in a very 1940's style - the acting, the score, even the credits. Suffice to say, the plot is a lot more complex than anyt... read more

A classic

9 months, 2 weeks ago at Jul 9 19:32
1 vote
Of course, I already saw this movie but since it was a while back and since I had it on DVD, I was quite eager to check it out again. Well, it is probably Roman Polanski's most famous movie and, I think it completely deserves its stellar reputation. Indeed, it is basically a great mix of a traditional neo-noir feature with Polanski's dark and twisted directing style. I have to admit that the plot ... read more
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A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water.
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" Re-Watched: 3/21/2018 Rating: 8.0 Format: Blu Ray With great performances by Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, the beautiful setting of early 20th century Los Angeles, and an intreging story that leaves you guessing until the end, I can see way many people think Chinatown is a masterpiece. Although at least for me the ending does leave me wanting more. "


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"Roman PolanskiJack Nicholson as J. J. Gittes Faye Dunaway as Evelyn Mulwray John Huston as Noah Cross Perry Lopez as Escobar R | 20 June 1974 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. IMDb 8.2/10 Metacritic Metascore: 86 User Score: 8.9 Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 98% Audience Score: 93% Awards & Nominations Oscars: 1 Oscar Nominations: 11 Golden Globes: 4 Golden Globe"


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"21.1. Orion (DCP) Aika hyvä dekkari oli tämä. Juoni on kerrassaan hieno, eikä ulkoasuakaan voi moittia. Nicholson on vissiin jokaisessa kohtauksessa ja ensimmäistä kertaa tuli oikein ihasteltua ukon näyttelijäntaitoja. Intoni aloittaa muutaman vuoden lykkäämäni noir-projekti nousi jos ei kohisten niin ainakin suhisten. Lisähuomiona, kiitos Finnkinon volyymipolitiikan ja nykyelokuvien ääniraitojen, olin jo ehtinyt unohtaa, kuinka salissa kuuluva rapina voikaan vituttaa. "


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"When: December 14th First-Time Viewing: Yes. How: DVD from the library. What'd I Think?: A true noir and film classic. My Rating: 10/10 Other Notes: NA."


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