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Chinatown 1974 123movies

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You get tough. You get tender. You get close to each other. Maybe you even get close to the truth.Jun. 20, 1974130 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1937 Los Angeles, private investigator Jake ‘J.J.’ Gittes specializes in cheating-spouse cases. His current target is Hollis Mulwray, high-profile chief engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, whose wife suspects him of infidelity. In following Mulwray, Gittes witnesses some usual business dealings, such as a public meeting for construction of a new dam to create additional water supply for Los Angeles, as fresh water is vital to the growing community during the chronic drought; Mulwray opposes the dam. Eventually Gittes sees Mulwray meeting with an unknown young woman who isn’t his wife. Once news of the supposed tryst between Mulwray and this woman hits the media, additional information comes to light that makes Gittes believe that Mulwray is being framed for something and that he himself is being set up. In his investigation of the issue behind Mulwray’s framing and his own setup, Gittes is assisted by Mulwray’s wife Evelyn, but he thinks she isn’t being forthright with him. The further he gets into the investigation, the more secrets he uncovers about the Mulwrays’ professional and personal dealings, including Mulwray’s former business-partnership with Evelyn’s father, Noah Cross. The identity of the unknown woman may be the key to uncovering the whole story.
Plot: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. 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.
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Yes, this really is the best movie ever…
From the first 10 minutes of the first time I saw this movie in the theatre, I’ve truly loved it, more any other movie I’ve ever seen. Why? Well, that easy, it’s just so… PERFECT!

Obviously there are many other great movies, and many other movies I personally also love, but Chinatown has a real spell over me. Other fans have commented here on the story and the spellbinding way that the forlorn and utterly mysterious story unfolds. I certainly agree.

Chinatown’s cinematography and editing? Yes, I agree again! IMO, it’s breathtaking, with pacing so tight that I sit straight up thru the whole movie and my nerves become completely raw every time I watch, listen and FEEL it again.

I don’t think anybody has commented yet on the great choice of the many supporting actors. Each one so well cast and very believable in their roles! You’ve got the entire cast credits list (thank you IMDb) so I won’t list them here but there are so many memorable performances here! It would be unfair to highlight one, two or three! Good cops, bad cops, ugly rich, up-and-coming, downtrodden poor, the very honest and very crooked with all shades in between! Each and every role a character study in and of itself and together they make a living “time capsule” of the forties that we can revisit for generations to come.

And then there’s that sound track which hooked me on great trumpet players and the Est Coast Jazz sound of the era. I just love that music and way it interweaves with the ongoing theme – it’s perfectly united with the faithful and compelling use of the film-noir style.

I saw this movie first in Chicago and heck, back then I knew nothing about LA, though I’ve since moved to and lived in the area for years. Once relocated, I quickly discovered the historically interesting side to the story and then appreciated the movie from yet another compelling angle. No question, the plot is fundamentally sound with many totally unexpected and yet quite plausible turns. But I later understood that it’s within the realm of believability from factual standpoint, as well as intellectually/emotionally.

Geez, I’ll never forget that first confrontational scene at the Albacore Club! The study in absolute raw and evil power as masterly portrayed by John Huston. In the very same scene Jack Nicholson skillfully paints the subtleties of his cautious, cynical, small-time hustler character. The air crackles! I must have played this scene in my mind a thousand times. When I visited Catalina Island for the first time in about 1985, not knowing its significance to the movie, I walked by the Albacore Club (The Tuna Club in real life) and froze transfixed. I recognized it instantly of course, and I must have stood there gawking for 20 minutes not saying a word. I could literally HEAR the Chinatown theme – the memories were that clear and fresh!

In closing, I guess then what does it about Chinatown for me (why I feel so strongly that it is the very best movie of all) is that every facet of the movie construction, from the opening scene to the ending credits, somehow fits together in a homogeneous, complete and absolutely flawless way.

I find it fascinating to analyze the characters and their makeup. To imagine the reasons they did what they did. But there is NOTHING I would change. Nothing.

Review By: attitudeadjustment Rating: Date: 2004-06-28
Marvelous
There is a word, impossible to spell, that describes the alignment of solar bodies like the planets when they all fall into place together. A similar word would describe this film. Everything about it is right. Polanski never directed a better movie. The performers, down to the lowest atmosphere person, are superb. The editing, the score, the sound, the decor, the dialog, all are just about flawless. The photography is peerless. The white garden apartments, the terra cotta roof tiles, the palms and desert sand are all painted with a faint gold, faintly ripe with false promise, like the oranges that bounce from Gittes’ desperately speeding car in the northwest Valley.

Polanski deserves much of the credit. When Gittes surprises Evelyn Mulwray in her car, after he follows her to her daughter’s house, her face slumps forward and beeps the horn briefly. Then, so faintly, we hear a few dogs bark in the background. Not only is the scene itself exquisitely done but it prefigures the ending, as does Gittes’ remark earlier to Evelyn that she has a flaw in her iris. The movie is too good to deserve much dissecting. It stands repeated watching. If there is anything wrong with it, it is the serious and tragic ending that Polanski always insists on tacking on. Robert Towne was right and Polanski wrong in this case. Everything came together on this film. It’s not only the best detective movie ever made; it’s one of the best movies ever made — period. A marvelous job by everyone concerned.

I have to add (6/27/05) that the word I mentioned in the first sentence is spelled “syzygy.” Man, did I get enlightening email on that. I might as well add two other impressive features of this movie. (1) Polanksi takes his time. Example: Gittes sneaks into Hollis Mulwray’s office and begins to go through the drawers of his old-fashioned wooden desk. As he slides each drawer out, Polanksi gives us a shot of their humdrum contents (checkbooks, magnifying glass, and so forth) and we can almost smell the heat and the odor of shellac and sawdust emanating from the wooden containers. The contents reveal nothing of importance in this case. But (2) sometimes irrelevant information crops up that resonates later in the film with its own echo. The detail might be just a word (“applecore”) or an ordinary object (a pair of spectacles found in a pond, immediately after Gittes imitates the Japanese gardener’s remark that the water is bad for the “glass.”) Some of the references may be so consistent as to constitute a theme (water). None of this hits you over the head with its significance. It’s all very neatly stitched together.

Review By: rmax304823 Rating: 10 Date: 2002-01-30

Other Information:

Original Title Chinatown
Release Date 1974-06-20
Release Year 1974

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min)
Budget 6000000
Revenue 30000000
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Roman Polanski
Writer Robert Towne, Roman Polanski
Actors Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
Country United States
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 21 wins & 24 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex, Panavision C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,585 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5254)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 16 mm (anamorphic), Super 8 (full length version and different digest versions), 35 mm

Chinatown 1974 123movies
Chinatown 1974 123movies
Chinatown 1974 123movies
Chinatown 1974 123movies
Chinatown 1974 123movies
Chinatown 1974 123movies
Chinatown 1974 123movies
Chinatown 1974 123movies
Chinatown 1974 123movies
Chinatown 1974 123movies
Original title Chinatown
TMDb Rating 7.9 2,752 votes

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