Forget it, Jake

The boys over at 101 Films have been given a tricky case to crack – how to discuss a film’s plot without ruining it for those who haven’t seen it. Lewis and Ian do their best as they talk about the stupendous Chinatown. Listen as they witter on about Big Trouble in Little China, Command and Conquer Red Alert 3, the amazing Jack Nicholson, the many Los Angeles Infrastructure films, Batman a few times (of course) and our Mum’s favourite films. Apologies in advance, we sort of lose focus towards the end of this one.

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101 Films Podcast 005 – Chinatown

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WARNING – This is the original trailer but it’s spoilerific!

Director: Roman Polanski Year of release: 1974 Studio/Distributor: Paramount Pictures Country: USA

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2 thoughts on “Forget it, Jake

  1. If tangents were an Olympic sport… great blog on a great film. A couple of spoilers in there though!

    John Huston was the director of the original definitive film noirs like The Maltese Falcon, The Asphalt Jungle and Key Largo, so having him play Noah Cross made Chinatown the ultimate homage to the genre. Other great neo-noirs I can think of are LA Confidential and The Crying Game (a great film not just for its famous twist).

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