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Chinatown

Author: Robert TowneRoman PolanskiRobert EvansJack NicholsonFaye DunawayAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount, ©1999.
Series: Widescreen DVD collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
History
Film noir
Detective and mystery films
Features
Mysteries
Detective films and programs
Videodiscs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Towne; Roman Polanski; Robert Evans; Jack Nicholson; Faye Dunaway; Diane Ladd; John Huston; John Hillerman; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Paramount Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0792156447 9780792156444 0792159578 9780792159575
OCLC Number: 42951526
Language Note: In English (5.1 surround), restored English mono, or French. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Includes theatrical trailer and retrospective interviews with Evans, Towne, and Polanski (13 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, John A. Alonzo; production design, Richard Sylbert; film editor, Sam O'Steen; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, Bruce Glover, Joe Mantell, Roy Jenson, Diane Ladd, Dick Bakalyan, John Huston.
Awards: Academy Awards, 1974: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) (Robert Towne).
Golden Globe Awards, 1975: Best Motion Picture - Drama (Robert Evans); Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Jack Nicholson); Best Director - Motion Picture (Roman Polanski); Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (Robert Towne).
Target Audience: Rated R.
Description: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD (with chapter stops); stereo, Dolby digital, NTSC Region 1; Panavision (letterbox format)
Series Title: Widescreen DVD collection.
Other Titles: Chinatown (Motion picture)
Responsibility: a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski.

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Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown.

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