History Film / Chinatown

14th Apr '17 4:31:53 PM CumbersomeTercel
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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, Faye Dunaway, 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 and directed by Creator/RomanPolanski. The film stars Creator/JackNicholson, Faye Dunaway, Creator/FayeDunaway, and Creator/JohnHuston. It is ''[[CrapsackWorld DARK.]]''
4th Mar '17 8:59:46 PM Mdumas43073
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** C.O. Erickson, the film's executive producer plays the banker in the barbershop who starts an argument with Jake.

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** C.O. Erickson, the film's executive producer producer, plays the banker in the barbershop who starts an argument with Jake.



'''Jake:''' (*looks back in blank incomprehension*)\\

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'''Jake:''' (*looks (''looks back in blank incomprehension*)\\incomprehension'')\\
25th Jan '17 8:35:52 AM AnotherGuy
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* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: "Bad for glass" or "bad for grass"?

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* AsianSpeekeeEngrish: "Bad for glass" or "bad for grass"?grass"? Considering salt water is bad for ''both''...
25th Jan '17 8:35:06 AM AnotherGuy
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* BelatedHappyEnding: [[spoiler: ''The Two Jakes'' shows Kathryn got away from Noah, probably because the latter died.]]
25th Jan '17 8:30:32 AM AnotherGuy
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* MyGreatestFailure: The driving force behind Gittes' involvement in ''The Two Jakes'' is [[spoiler: the death of Evelyn and the unknown fate of Kathyrn]].


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** In ''The Two Jakes'', [[spoiler: Kathyrn Mulwray's]] name being mentioned on a recording.
25th Jan '17 8:25:11 AM AnotherGuy
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Cross persists in pronouncing Jake's last name as "Gitts" even after he's corrected. Also, Curly addresses him as "Mr. Geetis" a couple times. In Cross' case, it ''could'' be MaliciiousMisnaming.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Cross persists in pronouncing Jake's last name as "Gitts" even after he's corrected. Also, Curly addresses him as "Mr. Geetis" a couple times. In Cross' case, it ''could'' be MaliciiousMisnaming.MaliciousMisnaming.
25th Jan '17 8:24:57 AM AnotherGuy
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Cross persists in pronouncing Jake's last name as "Gitts" even after he's corrected. Also, Curly addresses him as "Mr. Geetis" a couple times.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Cross persists in pronouncing Jake's last name as "Gitts" even after he's corrected. Also, Curly addresses him as "Mr. Geetis" a couple times. In Cross' case, it ''could'' be MaliciiousMisnaming.
6th Jan '17 7:33:05 PM nombretomado
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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 JackNicholson, Faye Dunaway, 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 and directed by Creator/RomanPolanski. The film stars JackNicholson, Creator/JackNicholson, Faye Dunaway, and Creator/JohnHuston. It is ''[[CrapsackWorld DARK.]]''



* EvilSoundsDeep: [[spoiler:Just ''listen'' to Creator/JohnHuston's voice.]] Screenwriter Robert Towne once expressed that [[spoiler:Huston]] was the second best-cast actor in the film, next to JackNicholson. [[spoiler:Huston]]'s performance, he claimed, elevated [[spoiler:Cross]] above the portrayal in the script and made him truly memorable.

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* EvilSoundsDeep: [[spoiler:Just ''listen'' to Creator/JohnHuston's voice.]] Screenwriter Robert Towne once expressed that [[spoiler:Huston]] was the second best-cast actor in the film, next to JackNicholson.Creator/JackNicholson. [[spoiler:Huston]]'s performance, he claimed, elevated [[spoiler:Cross]] above the portrayal in the script and made him truly memorable.
4th Dec '16 6:36:38 PM Kalaong
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--> '''Jake Gittes:''' I just wanna know what you're worth. More than 10 million?
--> [[spoiler:'''Noah Cross:''']] Oh my, yes!
--> '''Jake Gittes:''' Why are you doing it? How much better can you eat? What could you buy that you can't already afford?
--> [[spoiler:'''Noah Cross:''']] [[VisionaryVillain The future, Mr. Gitts! The future]].

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--> '''Jake Gittes:''' I just wanna know what you're worth. More than 10 million?
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million?\\
[[spoiler:'''Noah Cross:''']] Oh my, yes!
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yes!\\
'''Jake Gittes:''' Why are you doing it? How much better can you eat? What could you buy that you can't already afford?
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afford?\\
[[spoiler:'''Noah Cross:''']] [[VisionaryVillain The future, Mr. Gitts! Gittes! The future]].
1st Nov '16 1:00:13 PM AnotherGuy
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** Much is made of the flaw in Evelyn's eye. [[spoiler: Guess where she gets shot in the end?]]
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