by mark f
I mean, Sam Spade seems like a pro in The Maltese Falcon, but when one of Gittes' "operatives" takes photos and shows them to him, Gittes blows him off ("Is that all you got?") and shows no signs of realizing who Noah Cross (John Huston) is.
by Citizen Rules
Luckily for film noir buffs, the 1980s & 1990s brought a new fresh style to film noir that no longer was emulating what had been done before.
In discussing Chinatown one must acknowledge Nicholson's success of capturing the character of Jake Gettes for the big screen; it seems tat Nicholson barely acting.This movie was filmed fourty-two years ago and Nicholson was already hitting his stride.
Say what you will about the man's personal life, there is no denying that Roman Polanski is a master at screen storytelling, crafting a moody and disturbing crime thriller that will have names like Bogey, Bacall, Chandler, and Marlowe going through your head as Polanski proves his understanding and ...
by Daniel M
Polanski cutting Nicholson's nose is brilliant and unique, the Nicholson and Dunaway bathroom scene, the joke gone wrong scene, and the orange fields chase.
It takes its inspiration from the film noir films of the forties and fifties, and succeeds extremely well in creating that sort of time period and atmosphere.
Sypnosis : An unoriginal mystery and lacking visuals make for a film that even Jack Nicholson can't save.