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The Resource Chinatown, a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski, (videorecording DVD)

Chinatown, a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Chinatown
Title
Chinatown
Statement of responsibility
a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Awards note
  • 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).
Cataloging source
VYF
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Chinatown (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, John A. Alonzo; production design, Richard Sylbert; film editor, Sam O'Steen; music, Jerry Goldsmith
Intended audience
MPAA rated R
Language note
  • In English (5.1 surround), restored English mono, or French
  • Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, Bruce Glover, Joe Mantell, Roy Jenson, Diane Ladd, Dick Bakalyan, John Huston
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1930-
  • 1906-1987
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Towne, Robert
  • Polanski, Roman
  • Evans, Robert
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Dunaway, Faye
  • Ladd, Diane
  • Huston, John
  • Hillerman, John
Runtime
130
Series statement
Widescreen DVD collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water rights
  • Murder
  • Incest
  • Gangsters
  • Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Chinatown, a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974
  • Includes theatrical trailer and retrospective interviews with Evans, Towne, and Polanski (13 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9780792159575
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097361551647
  • 883929303519
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
15516
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42951526
  • (OCoLC)ocm42951526
  • 301889
System details
DVD; stereo, Dolby digital, NTSC Region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Chinatown, a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974
  • Includes theatrical trailer and retrospective interviews with Evans, Towne, and Polanski (13 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9780792159575
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097361551647
  • 883929303519
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
15516
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42951526
  • (OCoLC)ocm42951526
  • 301889
System details
DVD; stereo, Dolby digital, NTSC Region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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