History Film / ChinaTown

19th Feb '18 11:05:30 PM Mdumas43073
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* AteHisGun: In ''The Two Jakes'' a highly cathartic sequence has Jake [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4fylYYIrUc forcing]] Detective Loach tperform fellatio on his gun, which results in Loach's PottyFailure.

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* AteHisGun: In ''The Two Jakes'' a highly cathartic sequence has Jake [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4fylYYIrUc forcing]] Detective Loach tperform to perform fellatio on his gun, which results in Loach's PottyFailure.
18th Feb '18 12:50:24 PM shawnvw
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Evelyn's head hitting her car horn.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never learned who killed [[spoiler: Ida Sessions]], although it was probably [[spoiler:Mulvahill and/or The Man With the Knife]]
18th Feb '18 11:51:45 AM shawnvw
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** [[spoiler:Evelyn]] has a flaw in her left eye. Guess where [[spoiler: Evelyn]] eventually gets shot?
** Even the seemingly insignificant touch of Evelyn accidentally setting off the car horn by resting her head on the steering wheel comes back with a vengeance at the end, when [[spoiler: Jake (and the audience) know her fate even before seeing the carnage by the continuous sound of the car horn]].







** Much is made of the flaw in Evelyn's eye. [[spoiler: Guess where she gets shot in the end?]]



** Most famously...Evelyn's head hitting her car horn.

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** Most famously...Evelyn's head hitting her car horn.
** Much is made of the flaw in Evelyn's eye. [[spoiler: Guess where she gets shot in the end?]]


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** Most famously...Even the seemingly insignificant touch of Evelyn accidentally setting off the car horn by resting her head on the steering wheel comes back with a vengeance at the end, when [[spoiler: Jake (and the audience) know her fate even before seeing the carnage by the continuous sound of the car horn]].
12th Feb '18 7:12:33 PM nombretomado
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* CutShort: A third film, ''Cloverleaf'', was planned. ''Chinatown'' focused on water, ''The Two Jakes'' focused on oil, and ''Cloverleaf'' would have focused on transportation. Ironically, ''WesternAnimation/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' picked up the slack and even named the trolley car company in the film after the never-produced film!

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* CutShort: A third film, ''Cloverleaf'', was planned. ''Chinatown'' focused on water, ''The Two Jakes'' focused on oil, and ''Cloverleaf'' would have focused on transportation. Ironically, ''WesternAnimation/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' picked up the slack and even named the trolley car company in the film after the never-produced film!
1st Feb '18 7:03:38 PM nombretomado
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** "'''Holl'''is '''Mul'''wray" is derived from William '''Mulholl'''and, the name of one of the men involved in the real events which the film fictionalizes (see VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory) and who also gave his name to [[MulhollandDrive a famous road in California]].

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** "'''Holl'''is '''Mul'''wray" is derived from William '''Mulholl'''and, the name of one of the men involved in the real events which the film fictionalizes (see VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory) and who also gave his name to [[MulhollandDrive [[Film/MulhollandDrive a famous road in California]].
29th Jan '18 4:58:24 AM Silverblade2
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* AbortedArc: A third film, ''Cloverleaf'', was planned. ''Chinatown'' focused on water, ''The Two Jakes'' focused on oil, and ''Cloverleaf'' would have focused on transportation. Ironically, ''WesternAnimation/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' picked up the slack and even named the trolley car company in the film after the never-produced film!


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* CutShort: A third film, ''Cloverleaf'', was planned. ''Chinatown'' focused on water, ''The Two Jakes'' focused on oil, and ''Cloverleaf'' would have focused on transportation. Ironically, ''WesternAnimation/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' picked up the slack and even named the trolley car company in the film after the never-produced film!
3rd Dec '17 9:16:33 PM Mdumas43073
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The city of Los Angeles [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Water_Wars#Los_Angeles_Aqueduct:_the_beginning_of_the_water_wars really did]] steal water from valley farmers. Interestingly, this was neither the first nor the last time the events in question were fictionalized, merely the most well-known. The catastrophic dam collapse referenced by Hollis Mulwray at the city council meeting was likely inspired by the real-life failure of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Francis_Dam St. Francis Dam]] in 1928, which killed over 400 people.

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The city of Los Angeles [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Water_Wars#Los_Angeles_Aqueduct:_the_beginning_of_the_water_wars really did]] steal water from valley farmers. Interestingly, this was neither the first nor the last time the events in question were fictionalized, merely the most well-known. The And the catastrophic dam collapse referenced by Hollis Mulwray at the city council meeting was likely inspired by the real-life failure of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Francis_Dam St. Francis Dam]] in 1928, which killed over 400 people.
28th Aug '17 7:47:57 AM DoctorNemesis
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** [[spoiler:Gittes gives Cross the only piece of evidence capable of proving him guilty of murdering Hollis Mulwray.]] Whoops.

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** [[spoiler:Gittes gives Cross the only piece of evidence capable of proving him guilty of murdering Hollis Mulwray.]] Whoops. Although to be entirely fair to him on this one, he ''does'' have a gun pointed at his head at the time.
26th Aug '17 7:44:40 PM lipranzer
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A seminal Neo-Noir film, and considered by many to be among the best examples of FilmNoir in general, ''Chinatown'' (1974) was written by Robert Towne and directed by Creator/RomanPolanski. The film stars Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/FayeDunaway, and Creator/JohnHuston. It is ''[[CrapsackWorld DARK.]]''

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A seminal Neo-Noir film, and considered by many to be among the best examples of FilmNoir in general, ''Chinatown'' (1974) was written by Robert Towne Creator/RobertTowne and directed by Creator/RomanPolanski. The film stars Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/FayeDunaway, and Creator/JohnHuston. It is ''[[CrapsackWorld DARK.]]''
15th Aug '17 9:25:40 AM Mdumas43073
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--> ''Chinatown is a 70s image of a 40s image of the 30s, apparently based, in turn, on Los Angeles water politics from an earlier period again and complete with a kind of indeterminate post 50s soundtrack.''

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--> ''Chinatown ''Chinatown'' is a 70s image of a 40s image of the 30s, apparently based, in turn, on Los Angeles water politics from an earlier period again and complete with a kind of indeterminate post 50s soundtrack.''
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