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In Los Angeles erhält der erfolgreiche Privatdetektiv Jake Gittes von einer geheimnisvollen Dame den Auftrag, den Chef der örtlichen Wasserwerke Hollis Mulwray des Ehebruchs zu überführen. Bei seiner Beschattung kommt Gittes aber einer ganz. Chinatown ist ein US-amerikanischer Kriminalfilm von Regisseur Roman Polański aus dem Jahr Er wurde mit dem Oscar für das beste Originaldrehbuch. Der Privatdetektiv J. J. Gittes (Jack Nicholson) ist ein Mann, den sein früheres Leben als Cop in Chinatown mit einer ganz eigenen, dezidierten Moral gegerbt. Polanskis "Chinatown" ist für mich einer der besten 10 Filme aller Zeiten. Dabei gelang dem polnischen Meisterregisseur eine Hommage an den Film Noir und. Chinatown. Kategorie. Neo Noir. Land. USA. Erscheinungsjahr. Darsteller. Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman.
Chinatown ein Film von Roman Polanski mit Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway. Inhaltsangabe: Ende der er Jahre betreibt der ehemalige Polizist Jake Gittes. Der Privatdetektiv J. J. Gittes (Jack Nicholson) ist ein Mann, den sein früheres Leben als Cop in Chinatown mit einer ganz eigenen, dezidierten Moral gegerbt. Chinatown. Kategorie. Neo Noir. Land. USA. Erscheinungsjahr. Darsteller. Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman.
In Los Angeles, private investigator Jake 'J. His current target is Hollis Mulwray, high-profile chief engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, whose wife suspects him of infidelity.
In following Mulwray, Gittes witnesses some usual business dealings, such as a public meeting for construction of a new dam to create additional water supply for Los Angeles, as fresh water is vital to the growing community during the chronic drought; Mulwray opposes the dam.
Eventually Gittes sees Mulwray meeting with an unknown young woman who isn't his wife. Once news of the supposed tryst between Mulwray and this woman hits the media, additional information comes to light that makes Gittes believe that Mulwray is being framed for something and that he himself is being set up.
In his investigation of the issue behind Mulwray's framing and his own setup, Gittes is assisted by Mulwray's wife Evelyn, but he thinks she isn't being Written by Huggo.
Truly deserving of its title as one of the greatest films of all time, Chinatown delivers in spades.
Everything about the film shines, and it looks better now than it probably did in ; of course, there's a lot of junk in the theaters these days.
Acting, cinematography, script, atmosphere, it's all 10s baby. The story of a struggling P. Robert Towne's script, John A.
Alonzo's camerawork, and Polanski's direction all make this a classic. You can't be a movie buff if you haven't seen this one. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
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Raging Bull Biography Drama Sport. Confidential Robert Evans, never consulted about the decision, insisted that the offer be rescinded since he felt pairing Polanski and Fraker again would create a team with too much control over the project and complicate the production.
Fraker was replaced by John A. In keeping with a technique Polanski attributes to Raymond Chandler , all of the events of the film are seen subjectively through the main character's eyes; for example, when Gittes is knocked unconscious, the film fades to black and fades in when he awakens.
Gittes appears in every scene of the film. His favorite illustration of this was the parable of the hair. But the vagrant hair glowed like a stalk of wild wheat in the klieg lights and Polanski sidled up and plucked it from Dunaway's scalp.
She shrieked like a rape victim. Polanski remembered it as: "I just don't believe it! That motherfucker pulled my hair out!
It took a summit meeting in Evans's Paramount office before Dunaway returned to work. Polanski fanned the incident in the press as a perfect example of American star hysterics, while Dunaway insisted her hair wasn't the point.
Jerry Goldsmith composed and recorded the film's score in ten days, after producer Robert Evans rejected Phillip Lambro's original effort at the last minute.
It received an Academy Award nomination and remains widely praised,    ranking ninth on the American Film Institute 's list of the top 25 American film scores.
Rasey related that Goldsmith "told [him] to play it sexy — but like it's not good sex! In his film essay and documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself , film scholar Thom Andersen lays out the complex relationship between Chinatown' s script and its historical background:.
Robert Towne took an urban myth about the founding of Los Angeles on water stolen from the Owens River Valley and made it resonate.
Chinatown isn't a docudrama, it's a fiction. Chinatown is set in , not The Mullholland-like figure—"Hollis Mulwray"—isn't the chief architect of the project, but rather its strongest opponent, who must be discredited and murdered.
Mulwray is against the "Alto Vallejo Dam" because it's unsafe, not because it's stealing water from somebody else But there are echoes of Mullholland's aqueduct project in Chinatown Mullholland's project enriched its promoters through insider land deals in the San Fernando Valley , just like the dam project in Chinatown.
The disgruntled San Fernando Valley farmers of Chinatown , forced to sell off their land at bargain prices because of an artificial drought, seem like stand-ins for the Owens Valley settlers whose homesteads turned to dust when Los Angeles took the water that irrigated them.
The "Van Der Lip Dam" disaster, which Hollis Mulwray cites to explain his opposition to the proposed dam, is an obvious reference to the collapse of the Saint Francis Dam in Mullholland built this dam after completing the aqueduct and its failure was the greatest man-made disaster in the history of California.
These echoes have led many viewers to regard Chinatown , not only as docudrama, but as truth—the real secret history of how Los Angeles got its water.
And it has become a ruling metaphor of the non-fictional critiques of Los Angeles development. The website's critical consensus reads: "As bruised and cynical as the decade that produced it, this noir classic benefits from Robert Towne's brilliant screenplay, director Roman Polanski's steady hand, and wonderful performances from Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.
Although the film was widely acclaimed by prominent critics upon its release, Vincent Canby of The New York Times was not impressed with the screenplay as compared to the film's predecessors, saying: "Mr.
Polanski and Mr. Towne have attempted nothing so witty and entertaining, being content instead to make a competently stylish, more or less thirties-ish movie that continually made me wish I were back seeing The Maltese Falcon or The Big Sleep ", but noted Nicholson's performance, calling it the film's "major contribution to the genre".
A sequel film, The Two Jakes , was released in , again starring Nicholson, who also directed, with Robert Towne returning to write the screenplay.
It was not met with the same financial or critical success as the first film. In November , it was reported that David Fincher and Towne would write a prequel series for Netflix about Gittes starting his agency.
Towne's screenplay has become legendary among critics and filmmakers, often cited as one of the best examples of the craft,    though Polanski decided on the fatal final scene.
While it has been reported that Towne envisioned a happy ending, he has denied these claims and said simply that he initially found Polanski's ending to be excessively melodramatic.
He explained in a interview, "The way I had seen it was that Evelyn would kill her father but end up in jail for it, unable to give the real reason why it happened.
And the detective [Jack Nicholson] couldn't talk about it either, so it was bleak in its own way. Chinatown brought more public awareness to the land dealings and disputes over water rights, which arose while drawing Los Angeles' water supply from the Owens Valley in the s.
The film won one Academy Award of the eleven total nomination categories:  . American Film Institute recognition.
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