Chinatown (1974)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller


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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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  • Faye Dunaway and Anthea Sylbert in Chinatown (1974)
  • Jack Nicholson in Chinatown (1974)
  • Jack Nicholson and Roman Polanski in Chinatown (1974)
  • Jack Nicholson and Roman Polanski in Chinatown (1974)
  • Faye Dunaway in Chinatown (1974)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Roman Polanski eliminated Jake Gittes' voiceover narration, which was written in the script, and filmed the movie so that the audience discovered the clues at the same time Gittes did.


Quotes

Jake Gittes: All right, Curly. Enough's enough. You can't eat the Venetian blinds. I just had them installed on Wednesday.


Goofs

When Gittes takes photos from the rooftop of Mulwray and a young woman, the scene cuts away to a shot in front of Gittes, where his 35mm camera captures Mulwray embracing the woman on the terrace below. However, the image in Gittes's camera should reflect an upside down image of the couple. According to the interview with Roman Polanski on the DVD, he deliberately chose to show the couple right-side up to make it easier for the audience. He also said that "now" (in 1999) he would have shown it as upside down, as it would be in reality.


Crazy Credits

The film opens with the 1940's Paramount logo.

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Drama | Mystery | Thriller

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