Chinatown Remembered By Fred Zackel June 20, 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Chinatown in the USA. It is the finest private eye story that never came from a book first. A clue to any town, any city, any culture, any nation, is the stories it tells about itself, what stories it appropriates … Continue reading “I Was Filled With a Sense of Loss and Longing.”
My Scrapbook The Greatest Movie Poster of All Time? If you're a regular visitor to this site, and you haven't seen Chinatown, what the hell are you doing here? Leave this site immediately, and go watch this classic from 1974. You can thank me later. Of course, for those of you still here, I'm sure … Continue reading My Scrapbook: The Greatest Movie Poster of All Time?
My Scrapbook Chinatown Poster by Genzo Recently, our pal J. Kingston Pierce of The Rap Sheet posted Digging the Art of Chinatown, a mind-blowing array of alternative posters for the 1974 classic, Chinatown, and I have to confess: I was gobsmacked. The variety was startling, and the audacity of some of the twelve posters displayed was staggering. … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Chinatown Poster by Genzo
Created by Robert Towne "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." Generally considered one of the greatest movies of the seventies and arguably the greatest private eye flick ever made (the only other real contender is John Huston's The Maltese Falcon) 1974's Chinatown, which unleashed the character of Los Angeles gumshoe J.J. "JAKE" GITTES upon the world, … Continue reading Jake Gittes (Chinatown)