The Resource Chinatown, a Robert Evans production ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski, (videorecording)

Chinatown, a Robert Evans production ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski, (videorecording)

Label
Chinatown
Title
Chinatown
Statement of responsibility
a Robert Evans production ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • por
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • por
  • 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
CaOWLBI
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Chinatown (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, John A. Alonzo; production design, Richard Sylbert; film editor, Sam O'Steen; music, Jerry Goldsmith
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
Language note
  • Audio tracks and subtitles in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese
  • 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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1931-
  • 1930-
  • 1932-
  • 1906-1987
  • 1935-
  • 1929-2008
  • 1915-2010
  • 1923-2000
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bakalyan, Richard
  • Dunaway, Faye
  • Evans, Robert
  • Glover, Bruce
  • Hillerman, John
  • Huston, John
  • Jenson, Roy
  • Ladd, Diane
  • Lopez, Perry
  • Mantell, Joe
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • O'Steen, Sam
  • Polanski, Roman
  • Towne, Robert
  • Young, Burt
  • Paramount Home Video (Firm)
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
Runtime
130
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangsters
  • Incest
  • Murder
  • Water rights
  • Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Chinatown, a Robert Evans production ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Special feature: Commentary by screenwriter Robert Towne with David Fincher
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974
  • Title from container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
av02097103
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032429287809
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
2080846
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
av02097103
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Chinatown, a Robert Evans production ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Special feature: Commentary by screenwriter Robert Towne with David Fincher
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974
  • Title from container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
av02097103
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032429287809
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
2080846
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
av02097103
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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