Re: RARA-AVIS: Two Jakes

James Rogers (
Wed, 22 Dec 1999 10:42:00 -0600

At 07:59 AM 12/22/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Something that struck me about the Two Jakes was the voice over narration.
>The lack of it made Chinatown more erie (at least to me). Normally I prefer
>the first person point of view when it comes to novels. I'm not so sure it
>works well in movies. Think of how different Blade Runner was without the
>voice over.

      I can't stand voice-over in films, though I think the problem with
_Two Jakes_ was a lot more fundamental (like it shouldn't have been made at all).
      On the other hand, I have a friend who prefers it to _Chinatown_. Unbelievable, to me.


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