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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
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
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 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
Runtime
130
Series statement
Widescreen DVD collection
Target audience
adult
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 produced as a motion picture in 1974
  • Includes theatrical trailer and retrospective interviews with Evans, Towne, and Polanski (13 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
42951526
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9780792159575
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929303519
Other physical details
sd., col.
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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974
  • Includes theatrical trailer and retrospective interviews with Evans, Towne, and Polanski (13 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
42951526
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9780792159575
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929303519
Other physical details
sd., col.
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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