Chinatown
(DVD)

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Published
Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, [1999].
Format
DVD
Edition
Widescreen edition.
ISBN
0792159578, 0792156447
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Published
Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, [1999].
Edition
Widescreen edition.
Language
English
ISBN
0792159578, 0792156447
UPC
97361551678, 097361551647

Notes

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1974.
General Note
Includes theatrical trailer and retrospective interviews with Evans, Towne, and Polanski (13 min.)
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, John A. Alonzo; film editor, Sam O'Steen; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
Participants/Performers
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, Bruce Glover, Joe Mantell, Roy Jenson, Diane Ladd, Dick Bakalyan, John Huston.
Description
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.
Target Audience
Rated R.
System Details
DVD; stereo, Dolby digital, NTSC Region 1.
Language
In English (5.1 surround), restored English mono, or French.
Language
Closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Awards
Academy Award Nomination 1974 Best Picture.
Awards
Academy Award Nomination 1974 Actor.
Awards
Academy Award Nomination 1974 Actress.
Awards
Academy Award Nomination 1974 Art Direction.
Awards
Academy Award Nomination 1974 Cinematography.
Awards
Academy Award Nomination 1974 Costume Design.
Awards
Academy Award Nomination 1974 Directing.
Awards
Academy Award Nomination 1974 Film Editing.
Awards
Academy Award Nomination 1974 Music (Original Dramatic Score).
Awards
Academy Award Nomination 1974 Sound.
Awards
Academy Award Winner 1974 Writing (Original Screenplay).

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Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Towne, R., Polanski, R., Evans, R., Nicholson, J., Dunaway, F., Ladd, D., & Huston, J. (1999). Chinatown (Widescreen edition.). Paramount Pictures.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Robert, Towne et al.. 1999. Chinatown. Paramount Pictures.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Robert, Towne et al.. Chinatown Paramount Pictures, 1999.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Towne, Robert,, et al. Chinatown Widescreen edition., Paramount Pictures, 1999.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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