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

Chinatown, Paramount Pictures ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski ; written by Robert Towne, (videorecording)

Label
Chinatown
Title
Chinatown
Statement of responsibility
Paramount Pictures ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski ; written by Robert Towne
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 Award: Best Screenplay
Cataloging source
lbi
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, John A. Alonso ; production design, Richard Sylbert ; music, Jerry Goldsmith
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
Language note
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
  • Includes audio tracks and subtitles in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese
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-
  • 1934-2001
  • 1932-2017
  • 1929-2008
  • 1940-
  • 1932-
  • 1920-
  • 1935-
  • 1931-
  • 1906-1987
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Evans, Robert
  • Polanski, Roman
  • Alonzo, John A.
  • Towne, Robert
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Dunaway, Faye
  • Hillerman, John
  • Lopez, Perry
  • Young, Burt
  • Glover, Bruce
  • Mantell, Joe
  • Jenson, Roy
  • Ladd, Diane
  • Bakalyan, Richard
  • Huston, John
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
130
Series statement
Paramount centennial collection
Series volume
10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water rights
  • Murder
  • Incest
  • Gangsters
  • Film noir
  • Detective and mystery films
  • Feature films
  • Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Chinatown, Paramount Pictures ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski ; written by Robert Towne, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
  • Includes retrospective interviews with director Roman Polanski, producer Robert Evans and writer Robert Towne
  • Title and statements of responsibility from videocassette label and container
  • For specific added features see container or interactive features menu while viewing disc
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 130 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360729863
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
07298
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbs00084673
  • 698664
System details
DVD ; Dolby Digital sound (5.1, surround) ; widescreen presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Chinatown, Paramount Pictures ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski ; written by Robert Towne, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
  • Includes retrospective interviews with director Roman Polanski, producer Robert Evans and writer Robert Towne
  • Title and statements of responsibility from videocassette label and container
  • For specific added features see container or interactive features menu while viewing disc
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 130 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360729863
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
07298
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbs00084673
  • 698664
System details
DVD ; Dolby Digital sound (5.1, surround) ; widescreen presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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