Gitts accepts the offer of a mysterious rich beauties to investigate the circumstances of a secret affair her husband, an engineer. Agreeing to this, Gitts did not know that will be in the center of the secret scandals, lawlessness corruption and hidden machinations, the truth of which will emerge one night together with the body of the unfortunate engineer...

  • Roman Polanski

Release Date: 1974-06-20
IMDb icon 8.2/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Cantonese | Spanish
  • Budget: $6,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $29,225,935
Letitia Gerhard
13 September 2013 | 05:56

Immediately after the unexpected debacle — is not accepted and misunderstood film "What?" filmed in Europe, Polanski decided to return to US and take a detective story, invented by screenwriter Robert Towne (the Oscar award for the original script). Sensitive the specifics of the genre, Polanski chose to implement the idea in the tradition of "black film" —  - dead genre of "Noir", whose flourished in the 1930-40 years.

In Jack Gittes, a private detective from Los Angeles, seen the roll not only characters of classic novels Dashiel Hammett, Roy Chandler and Ross MacDonald, but with characters created by Humphrey Bogart — the main person canonical "black film". Themes of rock, loneliness and failed love, as fundamental of the genre, with a characteristic it atmosphere of hostility and of exile, was not only saved by the Director in a double layer retro-detective, but and reinterpreted in an unusual way.

Gittes accepts the offer of a rich and a mysterious beauty to investigate some vague things. Getting to him, Jack is clearly not suspected puts the epicenter of the scandal, corruption and hidden machinations, anticipating the disclosure is not less terrible family secrets with Freudian overtones. However, the film is intriguing not so much the outer side of the investigation, as the atmosphere — a rare ability of the Director to escalate suspense.

Highlights and detailed stylized unified genre, and masterful use of imaginative audio visual solutions. In this sense, one of the most remarkable is the scene of the murder of the heroine, departing on the car. The viewer learns about death through the long blast of the vehicle as a dead man of inertia tumbles forward — on the wheel of the car. The premise of a terrible isolation, finds expression in a long continuous, siren, signal.

Polanski again (and in "rosemary's Baby") was invited to one key role of the famous Director. In this time fallen not just a famous person, but the John Houston who put in far 1941 "the Maltese Falcon", and whose only one is the creature already can be considered the godfather of the "black film". Polanski stayed true to himself and that personally (as in  the"dance of the vampires") played one of the roles, but now — occasional. But but after short appearance in the small role of a ferocious bandit, Gittes was forced the rest of the scene appear in the frame with a cohesive blotch on the nose that covers almost half of the face.

Despite this Jack Nicholson played one of the token his best roles. Moreover, he got so into this story that 16 years — in 1990, the year — personally raised continued under the name "Two Jake". Polanski also what happened shortly after the scandal with the rape of a minor centerfolds was forced to escape from the court is rapidly (and finally) to move from America Europe.

Lindsy Mixie
02 May 2014 | 02:02

Today I had the opportunity to see the movie "Chinatown". One day I have already started to watch this movie, but it was late in the evening and looking for 5-7 minutes, I confess I immediately sleep. Was still possible, but a last-minute off another movie. And now I can rightly say that was wrong. To miss such a fascinating detective story — this is the height of cinematic extravagance.

Roman Polanski immerses us in the atmosphere of the investigation of one case, in which the water will be not the last part. And that apart from the psychological martial arts heroes, have to expand their knowledge that touches of watershed, water city for orange plantations does not harm the film, and emphasizes good detail and originality of thought. It always happy. Have something to think about for leisure.

Best private detective and not think, except to entrust the role to Jack Nicholson. Roman Polanski is not makes the image of Gittes superhero, but man with their weaknesses and passions that makes it character just tolerable, but a very convincing look. Nicholson in all its glory. And what a lady is a respectable lady out of the heroine Fay dunaway ?Downloaded.

To say that the scene where the hero Nicholson tells an anecdote about how the Chinese make love, just may be submitted in the annals of episodes necessary for razbavki anyone, even the most tough detective.

A special feature of the film is the part in this well-known Hollywood Director John Huston, who in spite of small allotted screen time just burns:

-Politics, the house and whores. with age become respectable.

Do not be afraid a loud word, but this picture, pattern smart, thin detective in which in addition to solving a murder is so much more interesting. Take for example, trite, but has not lost its relevance in the dialogues and thoughts:

In the midst of drought drowned our main water.

The bottom line: a great movie made with my genre. Definitely watch!

10 of 10

Jacklyn Dott
09 April 2013 | 01:01

"Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown" — These words will be with me for a long time.

Chinatown — movie Jack Nicholson, where it plays the role of a private detective who was hired to to see does the main water engineer Los Angeles my wife, but very soon it turns out that not so just for this case it is worth more.

Estestvenno, none of the movie, except strings, to summarize I can't I will not, so as not to deprive you of fun to watch this amusing investigation.

Chinatown is a simple benchmark of all detectives. There are all — and the main character, which is so  & briget charisma and nobility, and the Lieutenant of police, who is leading the investigation on the side femme fatale, and a rich uncle who for all of this but his motives are not entirely clear. At this no desire to accuse the movie in the overabundance of clichés — he has created, and so skillfully that seems that still then one detective not able to beat to achieve something similar. Instead, most of the detectives just rips all the idea of Chinatown or just made a parody.

To find fault in the film what, there and continuous intrigue, and the gradual unfolding of the mysteries in the whole film up to the last minute, and simple absurdity of the situation, according to the reason which the main character uspokaivayut a quote from an epigraph.

Jack Nicholson to praise — once again to shake the air. All long ago I know that is a great actor, but here he also creates an image of a curious, honest detective, who does not care about money, and who just wants to get to the truth. And the image that was firmly established in the annals of cinema — classic suit and plaster nose — unforgettable.

Not the last role in the film is the music. I think this film is shown at workshops on compositions movie — before she skillfully is used for in order to set the mood.

After watching I understand that the whole team with your task for excellent, had created a great Movie with a capital letter.

Of 9 10

To watch? Fans of the genre — is Holy cow detectives. The rest — highly desirable.

How much has Chinatown made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $29,225,935.
How much did it cost to make Chinatown?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $6,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Chinatown?
This tv-show was directed by Roman Polanski.
What is the genre of Chinatown?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Best Crime Movies, Best Thriller Movies, Best Drama Movies, Best Mystery Movies.
Who starred in Chinatown?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman.
What is Chinatown IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.2.
When was Chinatown released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1974-06-20.