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  • Near the beginning of the film, a bunch of shepherds disrupt a public gathering by unleashing a flock of sheep on those gathered. This actually cracks up Jake Gittes.
  • Noah Cross constantly mispronouncing Jake's name as "Gits", even after being corrected over and over.
  • Jake baits Claude Mulvihill:
    Gittes: Mulvihill! What are you doing here?
    Mulvihill: They shut my water off. What's it to you?
    Gittes: How'd you find out? You don't drink it. You don't take a bath in it. Maybe they sent you a letter. But then you'd have to be able to read.
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