Chinatown [electronic resource] / a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski.
- Standardized Title:
- Chinatown (Motion picture)
- [United States] : Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., 1974
1 online resource (1 video file (130 min.)) : sound, color.
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- System Details:
- video file
- 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.
- Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, Bruce Glover, Joe Mantell, Roy Jenson, Diane Ladd, Dick Bakalyan, John Huston.
- Director of photography, John A. Alonzo ; production design, Richard Sylbert ; film editor, Sam O'Steen ; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
- Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Description based on online resource; title from title screen (viewed August 26, 2015).
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).
- Towne, Robert. , Screenwriter
Polanski, Roman. , Director
Evans, Robert, 1930-
O'Steen, Sam, 1923-2000.
Nicholson, Jack. , Actor
Dunaway, Faye. , Actor
Huston, John, 1906-1987.
Lopez, Perry, 1929-2008.
Glover, Bruce, 1932-
Mantell, Joe, 1915-2010.
Jenson, Roy, 1935-
Bakalyan, Richard, 1931-
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.
Columbia Pictures Industries.
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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