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Detective and mystery films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|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|
|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.|
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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