Saturday, May 3, 2014

Flick Pick: Chinatown

(Paramount, 1974)

Roman Polanski's classic film noir detective story, with Jack Nicholson in every scene, helping Faye Dunaway unravel the seedy water rights shenanigans of John Huston's character, a cinema caricature of William Mulholland, in Los Angeles circa 1937. The film is an all-time classic by itself and within its genre, with a great score by Jerry Goldsmith. Among many honors, it garnered 11 Oscar nominations, winning one for Robert Towne's masterful screenplay.

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