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Could the Dark Vision of “Chinatown” Have Survived Today?

“Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.” Those words famously ended Chinatown, Roman Polanski’s 1974 homage to film noir, which stands today as a dark masterpiece. The scene in which Detective J.J. Gittes (played by Jack Nicholson) watches helplessly as the evil … Continue reading

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