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Chinatown

Author: Robert EvansRoman PolanskiRobert TowneJack NicholsonFaye DunawayAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2007]
Series: Widescreen DVD collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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: Films for the hearing impaired
Film noir
Fiction films
Feature films
Detective and mystery films
Drama
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Evans; Roman Polanski; Robert Towne; Jack Nicholson; Faye Dunaway; John Hillerman; Burt Young; Diane Ladd; John Huston; Jerry Goldsmith; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0792159578 9780792159575 9781415729038 1415729034 0792156447 9780792156444
OCLC Number: 1018100903
Language Note: In English (5.1 surround), English (mono.), or French (mono.), with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
Special features include: Theatrical trailer; retrospective interviews with Roman Polanski, Robert Towne and Robert Evans.
Credits: Director of photography, John A. Alonzo ; film editor, Sam O'Steen ; music, Jerry Goldsmith ; production designer, Richard Sylbert ; art director, W. Stewart Cambell ; set decoration, Ruby Levitt ; special effects, Logan Frazee ; costume designer, Anthea Sylbert.
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 Award: Best Screenplay
Target Audience: Rated R.; CHV rating: 14A.
Description: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital, mono.; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16:9 TVs.
Series Title: Widescreen DVD collection.
Responsibility: a Paramount picture ; a Robert Evans production of a Roman Polanski film ; 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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