Wednesday, November 05, 2008

12 comments:

kel said...

I was JUST watching this two days ago!

Classic.

Douglas Racso said...

one of my all time faves!

Luigi De Angelis S. said...

Hello Nathaniel,

This is a pleasant surprise, "Chinatown" is my favorite Polanski's film (I know... you prefer "Rosemary's Baby" but I hope you don't mind) and I think that Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway - together - are one of the sexiest and more believable screencouples ever.

A question,
Don't you think that Faye outshines - a little bit - Jack in this film noir classic?

NicksFlickPicks said...

But really? A snapshot of moral rot and political corruption today? Are you trying to provide a sense of tonal counterpoint? :)

Nick M. said...

This looks like a Nov. 5th portrait of John and Cindy McCain.

Actionman said...

It's funny that you post this. On Californication, one of the characters has gotten involved in the porn biz and they are shooting a take-off on Chinatown called...well...Vaginatown.

I watch Chinatown at least once a year. Just love to remind myself of its brilliance.

jimmy said...

what happened to Faye Dunaway's career? She really is a very good actress w great star qualities....ala angelina. it couldn't have just been "mommie" that did in her career. she never really did anything in film after "network" that lived up to her potential. I saw her in "master class" - not only was she very good - she was spectaluar looking in person. but what happened? lots of schlock in the last 10-15 years. very sad.

NATHANIEL R said...

nick --hee. i was thinking only of prop 8 and california... and also, just a nice bit of perversity

counter-programming if you will ;)

mrripley said...

i do think mommie dearest made people not take her seriously,after her oscar it was the eyes of laura mars,supergirl,the wicked lady,13 at dinner,then a good perf in barfly but she became unemployable after the surgery she was indeed huge in the 70's/

Alejandro said...

What happened to Faye?
Botox! It kills every career eventualy

Emma said...

Si si.

Billy D said...

Best movie, all around, ever made.