Monday, April 13, 2009


Chinatown reminded me of an older version of CSI. It was very interesting and I really enjoyed watching it. I actually recommended it to friends to watch because it is definitely a classic. The movie tied in a lot of the domestic and foreign issues occurring in the United States during the 1970s. It is hard to ignore the fact that there was no direct relations because the movie was set in the 1910s and 1920s. During the 1970s, the United States was preoccupied fighting the Vietnam War and dealing with presidential scandals. Many people were starting to lose faith in the government due to the Watergate Scandal and failures of the Vietnam War.
Chinatown seemed to represent the urban lifestyle being experienced which Johnson hoped to fix with his Great Society programs. We all know those have been recorded in history has political failures, which is rather unfortunate. He intended to help improve poverty situations and develop urban areas to be more respectable. Sometimes things cannot always go as planned. On a side note, I would have never guessed that Noah Cross had a child with his daughter and was the one who murdered his business partner. In other words, I guess at this point in history no one let obstacles stand in the way of their ambitions and goals, even our presidents. For instance, Nixon was determined to find out information and to prevent leakages and he succeeded, which ended up forcing him to resign from his position.
Due to the Vietnam War, Asians were not well-accepted in the United States. After all, no one really got past all the history that has taken place with Asian immigrants in the United States. All-in-all, this movie really depicted historical events because it was a period piece.

I am almost done with my research paper and my scanning project so I am very excited!

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