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

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

Label
Chinatown
Title
Chinatown
Statement of responsibility
a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski
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 Award: Best Screenplay
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rated R
Language note
  • In English (5.1 surround), restored English mono, or French
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.F54
LC item number
C4 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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Towne, Robert
  • Polanski, Roman
  • Evans, Robert
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Dunaway, Faye
  • Ladd, Diane
  • Huston, John
  • Hillerman, John
Runtime
130
Series statement
Widescreen DVD collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Water rights
  • Murder
  • Incest
  • Gangsters
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Film noir
  • Detective and mystery films
  • Fiction films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Chinatown, a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski, (DVD)
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
ocm42951526
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9780792156444
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097361551647
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; 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, (DVD)
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
ocm42951526
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9780792156444
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097361551647
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; stereo, Dolby digital, NTSC Region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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