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(Variety)   Forget it, Jake, it's the making of Chinatown   (variety.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Chinatown, American film actors, Ben Affleck, Film, Saturday Night Live, American television actors, Lorne Michaels, Warner Bros.  
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2020-08-08 9:38:23 AM  
Boy, when you are out of of
Ideas, you do a documentary.
 
2020-08-08 10:10:43 AM  

vudukungfu: Boy, when you are out of of
Ideas, you do a documentary.


While that is true, this isn't a documentary.
 
2020-08-08 10:32:10 AM  
Does it include the anal rape other thing?

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2020-08-08 11:21:43 AM  
I'll give this movie a shot since Ben Affleck revitalized the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne after the years wasted on Christian Bale
 
2020-08-08 11:22:12 AM  
John Huston filmed a key scene while in his cups

Huh?
 
2020-08-08 11:25:32 AM  
Put that on the list of movies I have somehow never watched.
 
2020-08-08 11:29:12 AM  
And they still never made the third installment of the proposed trilogy after The Two Jakes flopped.
 
2020-08-08 11:58:37 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: I'll give this movie a shot since Ben Affleck revitalized the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne after the years wasted on Christian Bale


Username checks out
 
2020-08-08 12:39:18 PM  

mcnguyen: John Huston filmed a key scene while in his cups

Huh?


Disneyland ride
 
2020-08-08 1:37:59 PM  

mcnguyen: John Huston filmed a key scene while in his cups

Huh?


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Cross dresser?
 
2020-08-08 2:31:09 PM  

bingethinker: Put that on the list of movies I have somehow never watched.


You should watch it. It's easily in the top 5 greatest movies.  But not when you might be sleepy. It's a slow burn.
 
2020-08-08 2:50:12 PM  

yakmans_dad: mcnguyen: John Huston filmed a key scene while in his cups

Huh?

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Cross dresser?


"In his cups" means whilst drunk as fark.
 
2020-08-08 3:06:40 PM  
Skip this and just watch Chinatown again.  Movie deserves its rep
 
2020-08-08 4:13:39 PM  

i_hate_your_god: bingethinker: Put that on the list of movies I have somehow never watched.

You should watch it. It's easily in the top 5 greatest movies.  But not when you might be sleepy. It's a slow burn.


Yes, it's odd that I've missed it. I like that kind of movie.
 
2020-08-08 4:22:25 PM  

Naido: Skip this and just watch Chinatown again.  Movie deserves its rep


Corner me at a Fark party and I'll tell my world famous Chinatown True Story.
 
2020-08-08 6:57:42 PM  
I think a lot of people miss the subtext of Chinatown. It appears to be about corruption in LA in the thirties, but it's actually about corruption in Hollywood in the seventies.

The John Huston character is Hollywood, the big studio system.

Faye Dunaway is us, the movie-going public, betrayed and repeatedly raped by the movie industry.

Their incestuous daughter is Independent Film, which the movie-going public tries to protect from the big studio system, but it's no use.

Jake Gittes is Roman Polanski, he tries to help, tries to warn somebody, but is discredited and driven into irrelevance.
 
2020-08-08 7:58:28 PM  

yakmans_dad: Naido: Skip this and just watch Chinatown again.  Movie deserves its rep

Corner me at a Fark party and I'll tell my world famous Chinatown True Story.


Let's hear it.  Can you imagine how long it's going to be until there are going to be more Fark parties?
 
2020-08-08 8:20:06 PM  
It's so good that it hurts to watch it too often. Some of my favorite movies I can watch multiple times, but not this one.
 
2020-08-09 12:08:27 PM  

biscuitsngravy: yakmans_dad: mcnguyen: John Huston filmed a key scene while in his cups

Huh?

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Cross dresser?

"In his cups" means whilst drunk as fark.


Wasn't that pretty much his entire career, not just this one film?
 
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