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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
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
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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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rated R
Language note
  • In English (5.1 surround), restored English mono, or French
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1995.9.F54
LC item number
C4 1999
NLM call number
DVD CHI
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-
  • 1923-2000
  • 1906-1987
  • 1929-2008
  • 1932-
  • 1915-2010
  • 1935-
  • 1931-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Towne, Robert
  • Polanski, Roman
  • Evans, Robert
  • O'Steen, Sam
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Dunaway, Faye
  • Ladd, Diane
  • Huston, John
  • Hillerman, John
  • Lopez, Perry
  • Young, Burt
  • Glover, Bruce
  • Mantell, Joe
  • Jenson, Roy
  • Bakalyan, Richard
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Paramount Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
130
Series statement
Widescreen DVD collection
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  • Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Water rights
  • Murder
  • Incest
  • Gangsters
  • Gangsters
  • Incest
  • Murder
  • Water rights
  • California
  • California
  • Homicide
  • Closed caption video recordings
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Chinatown, a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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
ocm42951526
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9780792159575
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097361551647
  • 97361551678
  • 883929303519
  • 9736155164
  • 097361551678
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 (with chapter stops); stereo, Dolby digital, NTSC Region 1; Panavision (letterbox format)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Chinatown, a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski
Link
Publication
Note
  • 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
ocm42951526
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9780792159575
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097361551647
  • 97361551678
  • 883929303519
  • 9736155164
  • 097361551678
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 (with chapter stops); stereo, Dolby digital, NTSC Region 1; Panavision (letterbox format)
Video recording format
DVD

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