Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Great Scenes # 35: Chinatown (1974)

Directed by Roman Polanski

If you haven't seen this film and have NO IDEA about the plot twist, do not watch the clip. It's a classic film, yes and if you're even semi-film literate, you would probably know the twist without having seen it but still, it will have a bit more impact if you don't know. But this is a dark twisty neo-noir with combines the classic motifs of a film noir with more shocking and modern content. This film is often cited as one of the best screenplays ever written but its shocking ending was not concocted by the Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Towne (who stormed off the set before the script was finalized) but rather Roman Polanski with some suggestions by Jack Nicholson.

6 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

Just like Cache, I'm not going to watch this scene but I am going to download the film so I can watch it the full way through, if it's half as good as Cache I'll be happy enough to spend the time getting and then watching this.

I'm going to follow you back on Twitter now too mate, thanks so much for the follow.

YouTube Talent Reviewer said...

havent seen this one, i guess its another movie i have to add to my watchlist haha

Mark said...

Well I haven't watched this movie, and have no idea of the twist, but wondering what it is will haunt me until I know :)

DWei said...

Skipping over the clip like you said just in case I do watch this movie one day.

Bersercules said...

I knew of this twist but didn't know it went to this movie!

i_love_weed said...

man i fukin love this movie :D