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

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

Label
Chinatown
Title
Chinatown
Statement of responsibility
a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski
Creator
Contributor
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
Awards note
Academy Award: Best Screenplay
Cataloging source
VYF
Characteristic
videorecording
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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
Rated R
Language note
  • In English (5.1 surround), restored English mono, or French
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.J8
LC item number
C55 1999
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
  • Hillerman, John
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
Runtime
130
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  • Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Water rights
  • Private investigators
  • Political corruption
  • Corruption investigation
  • Water
  • Incest
  • Gangsters
  • Feature films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Chinatown, a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs
  • Originally produced 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
Other control number
97361551678
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
15516
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)42951526
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
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs
  • Originally produced 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
Other control number
97361551678
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
15516
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)42951526
System details
DVD; stereo, Dolby digital, NTSC Region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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