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

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

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
Director
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • 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
  • "A landmark movie in the film noir tradition, Roman Polanski's 'Chinatown' stands as a true screen classic. Jack Nicholson is private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) 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. Co-starring film legend John Huston and featuring an Academy Award-winning script by Robert Towne, Chinatown captures a lost era in a masterfully woven movie that remains a timeless gem."--Container
Member of
Cataloging source
VYF
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • Chinatown (Motion picture)
  • MU Law Entertainment Video/DVD
Credits note
Director of photography, John A. Alonzo ; film editor, Sam O'Steen ; music scored by Jerry Goldsmith ; production designer, Richard Sylbert ; associate producer, C.O. Erickson
Intended audience
Rated R
Language note
In English (5.1 surround), restored English mono, French mono ; English subtitles ; closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired
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
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  • Towne, Robert
  • Polanski, Roman
  • Evans, Robert
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Dunaway, Faye
  • Ladd, Diane
  • Huston, John
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Paramount Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
130
Series statement
Widescreen DVD collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water rights
  • Murder
  • Incest
  • Gangsters
  • Film noir
  • Feature films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Chinatown, a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
  • Includes theatrical trailer and retrospective interviews with Evans, Towne, and Polanski (13 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42951526
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9780792156444
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
097361551678
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
15516
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
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)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
  • Includes theatrical trailer and retrospective interviews with Evans, Towne, and Polanski (13 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42951526
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9780792156444
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
097361551678
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
15516
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, stereo, Dolby digital, NTSC Region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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