Chinatown

A private detective finds himself in over his head as he takes on a case involving the most rich and powerful people in Chinatown. Bonus features include interviews, featurettes, and more.

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Corporate Authors: Technicolor, Inc., Panavision (Firm), Paramount Pictures Corporation., Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Other Authors: Towne, Robert. (Screenwriter), Polanski, Roman. (Director), Evans, Robert, 1930-, Nicholson, Jack. (Actor), Dunaway, Faye. (Actor), Ladd, Diane., Huston, John, 1906-1987., Hillerman, John.
Format: Movie DVD
Language:English
French
Portuguese
Spanish
Published: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007.
Edition:Special collector's ed.
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Review by Library Journal Review

"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." Intended as comfort to private eye J.J. Gittes (Jack Nicholson), whose investigation of drought-ridden, 1930s-era Los Angeles water-use corruption ends tragically, the film's oft-quoted final line wearily acknowledges the futility of honorable motives. Nominated for 11 Oscars, Polanski's pessimistic 1974 film noir still remains the benchmark for the genre. In a much lighter vein, Hitchcock's Thief (1955) offers a mischievous mix of mystery, humor, and romance, starring Cary Grant as a former cat burglar suspected of returning to his old ways. Grace Kelly provides the love interest in this tantalizing concoction set on the French Riviera. VERDICT Stunning in their newly remastered high-definition presentations, these Paramount classics are de rigueur for core Blu-ray collections.-Jeff T. Dick, Davenport, IA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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