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The Resource Chinatown, a Viacom Company feature presentation ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski ; a Paramount-Penthouse presentation ; Long Road Productions, (videorecording)

Chinatown, a Viacom Company feature presentation ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski ; a Paramount-Penthouse presentation ; Long Road Productions, (videorecording)

Label
Chinatown
Title
Chinatown
Statement of responsibility
a Viacom Company feature presentation ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski ; a Paramount-Penthouse presentation ; Long Road Productions
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • engfre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Jake Gittes is a private eye in Los Angeles. Evelyn Cross Mulwray hires Jake to find out if her husband is having an affair. Jake becomes personally involved with Evelyn, and the case becomes much more complicated. It involves murder, incest, and a political ploy to control the water supply for Los Angeles
Member of
Awards note
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (Robert Towne) in 1975
Cataloging source
ICrlFAR
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, John A. Alonzo ; film editor, Sam O'Steen ; music, Jerry Goldsmith
Dewey number
  • [Fic]
  • 813/.54
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: R
  • 11-adult
Intended audience source
FAR
Language note
  • Soundtrack in English or French; subtitles in English
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.C45 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
  • 1932-
  • 1920-
  • 1935-
  • 1931-
  • 1930-2019
  • 1923-2000
  • 1906-1987
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Dunaway, Faye
  • Hillerman, John
  • Lopez, Perry
  • Young, Burt
  • Glover, Bruce
  • Mantell, Joe
  • Jenson, Roy
  • Ladd, Diane
  • Bakalyan, Richard
  • Huston, John
  • Polanski, Roman
  • Evans, Robert
  • Towne, Robert
  • O'Steen, Sam
  • Goldsmith, Jerry
  • Huston, John
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Viacom International
  • Long Road Productions
  • Penthouse Video (Firm)
  • Paramount Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
130
Series statement
  • Widescreen DVD collection
  • Widescreen collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Private investigators
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Political corruption
  • Murder
  • Incest
  • Water-supply
  • Water rights
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Feature films
  • Detective and mystery films
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Chinatown, a Viacom Company feature presentation ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski ; a Paramount-Penthouse presentation ; Long Road Productions, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974
  • Includes theatrical trailer and interviews with Roman Polanski, Robert Towne and Robert Evans
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen format.
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9780792156444
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097361551678
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
15516
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) fol05548359
  • (OCoLC)42951526
System details
DVD; Dolby 5.1 surround in English; mono. in English or French; region 1
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
Chinatown, a Viacom Company feature presentation ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski ; a Paramount-Penthouse presentation ; Long Road Productions, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974
  • Includes theatrical trailer and interviews with Roman Polanski, Robert Towne and Robert Evans
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen format.
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9780792156444
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097361551678
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
15516
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) fol05548359
  • (OCoLC)42951526
System details
DVD; Dolby 5.1 surround in English; mono. in English or French; region 1
Video recording format
laserdisc

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