Monday, April 13, 2009
Chinatown is an American noir film based on land and water rights from the early 20th century. The movie was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and was chosen by Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry. Based in Lose Angeles, this movie gives us insight to the corruption and deceit that were happening in the 1930s. Chinatown was an interesting movie with many plot twists. As the story unfolds we come to find out that Evelyn Cross Mulwray was the mother and sister to Katherine Cross. Jack Nicholson’s performance in this movie was outstanding; it was a different role that I am used to seeing him in. Although this movie proved to be very interesting it is not my favorite of the movies we have watched so far. It does give us a sense of the early 20th century, which is clearly relevant to the class.