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Big screen classics

Chinatown

Roman Polanski’s take on the classic detective movie, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.

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USA 1974
Dir Roman Polanski
With Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
130min
Digital
Certificate 15

Los Angeles, long famous for year-long sun (it’s why the movie business moved there), was once also prone to drought. Polanski and writer Robert Towne update classic detective movie conventions to make marvellously ironic use of what seems a sunlit paradise built upon dark, subterranean foundations, where the ruthless quest for water is just one aspect of primeval corruption.

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