Excerpt: Ida Sessions: "Are you alone?" J.J. Gittes: "Isn't everybody?" The story to Chinatown is about a private detective, Jake Gittes, hired to investigate an adultery case, stumbles on the plot of a murder involving incest and the privatization of water through state and municipal...
Excerpt: 'Chinatown' is a constricting noir mystery that unravels it's knotted narrative in a wildly unpredictable manner. Each new twist is just a lie to cover up another lie, and so on. That is, until the shocking truth is revealed. Turns out to be less complicated than it initially started.
Excerpt: I have little to say about this movie, it has all been said by others. But I recommend this movie if you have seen it before on DVD or Tape. I picked up the Dutch version and it has been robbed of all extra's.
Summary: Director Roman Polanski brings back the spirit of the classic noir - invoking gritty city scenery, some nasty character acting, and a plot full of deception and doublecrossing. The end result is a wellmade, sneering and nostalgic journey through dark human emotions.
Excerpt: There's always an essential list of top movies in every genre. Chinatown should rank high in the film noir category for it's quality of mystery a very good music score and the heavy hitting acting of Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.
Excerpt: One of the greatest films of all time finally makes it's Blu-ray debut, and it's a must own! Jack Nicholson gives one of his signature performances as Private Detective, J.J. 'Jake' Gittes. Mr.
Summary: An excellent film noir, powered by Jack Nicholson's performance, make this film still viewable and relevant today. What begins as a routine investigation for a private investigation soon snowballs into a web of lies, murder, deceit, and mystery.
Excerpt: A typical slow-burner for good character development which pays off in the stunning conclusion. Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) receives a call from Mrs. Mulwray to perform a surveillance of his husband, Hollis Mulwray, and his malicious activities.