Re: RARA-AVIS: Polanski's Chinatown

From: Patrick King (
Date: 17 Feb 2007

Fine! But Chinatown is a better, more interesting, more fully conceived movie. That's my point. I'm not saying Gittes is just like Marlow, I'm saying Polanski had the courage and the budget to get the continuity right and not have to set the story at the time the movie was made.

Patrick King
--- Juri Nummelin <> wrote:

> I think CHINATOWN discusses and criticizes the manly
> myths as openly and
> potently as does Altman's film. J.J. Gittes is no
> hero - he could be even
> less a hero than Gould's Marlowe. In my eyes, he's
> more closer to Mike
> Hammer in Aldrich and Bezzerides's KISS ME DEADLY:
> manifestly well off, but
> sleazy nevertheless.
> Juri

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