Chinatown R

You get tough. You get tender. You get close to each other. Maybe you even get close to the truth.
Chinatown
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 15 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: May 9, 2017
  • Originally Released: 2017
  • Label: Paramount

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown."

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1974 - Best Original Screenplay: Robert Towne

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Certified Fresh99%

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Total Count: 69

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 77,620
In its total recapturing of a past, in its plot, its vivid characterizations, its carefully calculated and accelerating pace, its whole demonstration of a medium mastered, Chinatown reminds you again that motion pictures are larger, not smaller than life. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Apr 22, 2019
...Like most noir stories, CHINATOWN ends in a flurry of revelation....For Nicholson, the role had enormous importance...
Chicago Sun-Times
Feb 6, 2000
...Incomparable...
Entertainment Weekly
May 29, 1998
Rating: 5/5 -- As private investigator Jake Gittes, hired to dig up some dirt on Hollis Mulwray, chief engineer of Los Angeles's water department, Nicholson saunters round the city delivering one-liners with offhand brilliance. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 18, 2016
The picture is a kind of pop masterpiece, bursting with vigor, ingenious as the devil, handsome, efficient, engrossing-and quite deliberately divorced from any reality outside a dark theatre. Full Review
The Nation
Feb 5, 2018
Once you've seen it, Chinatown never leaves you. Like Jake, you can't forget it. Full Review
The Ringer
Apr 18, 2019
Nicholson is terrific as Gittes, and Dunaway, as a troubled widow, gives the performance of her career. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Dec 13, 2019

Product Description:

Many films from the 1970s allow even the most gripping narratives to flow with the consequences of real life. CHINATOWN is a classic film whose intrigues and adventures culminate in life-changing moments for its protagonist, Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson).

Director Roman Polanski's classic neo-noir detective story is set during a heat wave in 1930s Los Angeles, where residents suffer from a water shortage due to an ongoing drought. With stellar contributions from composer Jerry Goldsmith and screenwriter Robert Towne, whose script recalls the hard-boiled cynicism of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, CHINATOWN is a complex and superbly crafted period drama that has become Polanski's most critically acclaimed film. Private investigator Gittes runs a sleazy detective agency. When a client (Diane Ladd) hires him to spy on her "husband," who is rumored to be having an affair with a younger woman, Jake uncovers a plot against the man--but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Still to emerge are a sex scandal implicating the real wife (Faye Dunaway), with whom Jake is destined to become more closely acquainted, and a real estate swindle of tremendous proportions devised by her tycoon father (John Huston), backed up by a vast network of corrupt city officials and landowners who make life hell for the private eye.

This story crystallizes the impact of a chance meeting with the romantic ideals of the early 1970s, when the American urban landscape and economic power structures were in flux.

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  • UPC: 032429287809
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