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Chinatown (Drury @ The Moxie)

  • Starring: Faye Dunaway, Jack Nicholson, John Huston
  • Director: Roman Polanski
  • Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
  • Rating: R
  • Running Time: 130 min.

Great insights to great films courtesy of Drury’s Humanities faculty.

This series is made possible by a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council.

Synopsis:Jack Nicholson is private-eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband’s extramarital 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. (Paramount)

Drury University professor Dr. Kevin Henderson will lead a post show discussion after the film.

"A wonderfully brooding, suspenseful revisitation of the land of film noir, Chinatown is not only one of the greatest detective films, but one of the most perfectly constructed of all films. "
- TV Guide Magazine
"A new private-eye melodrama that celebrates not only a time and a place (Los Angeles) but also a kind of criminality that to us jaded souls today appears to be nothing worse than an eccentric form of legitimate private enterprise."
- Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A nearly flawless example of movie composition, with close examination revealing how carefully it was put together. For those who take a less studious and more visceral approach to movie viewing, it's also worth noting that Chinatown is a superior thriller - one that will keep viewers involved and "in the moment" until the final, mournful scene has come to a conclusion."
- James Berardinelli, ReelViews

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