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Chinatown (1974)

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Starring (View all)
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.

14 years, 6 months ago at Jan 14 19:37
4 votes
''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.

16 years, 3 months 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

7 years 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 hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.
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Tags: Crime (32), Drama (28), Mystery (25), 1974 (22), 1970s (20), Thriller (15), Detective (15), Noir (15), Corruption (10), Film Noir (9), Conspiracy (8), Water (8), Incest (8), Neo Noir (8), Tragedy (7), Tycoon (7), Femme Fatale (7), Murder (6), Drowning (6), Chinatown (6)
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" "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." Directed by Roman Polanski Written by Robert Towne Music by Jerry Goldsmith Cinematography by John A. Alonzo Editing by Sam O'Steen"


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One of Polanski's best...

“No scratch that. Chinatown is actually my personal favourite of Roman Polanski's movies. It is a wonderful movie, as well as an affectionate and inspired homage to film noir, with a lot to love about it.

Roman Polanski's direction is superb. He always directs with such precision in this movie and it shows loud and clear.

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