The Resource Chinatown, a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski, (DVD)

Chinatown, a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski, (DVD)

Label
Chinatown
Title
Chinatown
Statement of responsibility
a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital 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
Cataloging source
VYF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, John A. Alonzo; film editor, Sam O'Steen; music, Jerry Goldsmith
Intended audience
Rated R
Language note
  • Audio, subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, Bruce Glover, Joe Mantell, Roy Jenson, Diane Ladd, Dick Bakalyan, John Huston
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1930-
  • 1906-1987
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Towne, Robert
  • Polanski, Roman
  • Evans, Robert
  • Nicholson, Jack
  • Dunaway, Faye
  • Ladd, Diane
  • Huston, John
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
Runtime
130
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • DVDs, French
  • DVDs, Spanish
  • DVDs, Portuguese
  • Film noir
  • Water rights
  • Murder
  • Incest
  • Detective and mystery films
  • Feature films
  • Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Chinatown, a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
  • Widescreen
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032429287809
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42951526
  • 709872
  • 826337
System details
DVD; stereo, Dolby digital, NTSC Region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Chinatown, a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
  • Widescreen
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032429287809
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42951526
  • 709872
  • 826337
System details
DVD; stereo, Dolby digital, NTSC Region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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