{"title":"Chinatown","dateDebut":"1974","dateEnd":null,"description":"Roman Polanski's brooding film noir exposes the darkest side of the land of sunshine, the Los Angeles of the 1930s, where power is the only currency--and the only real thing worth buying. Jack Nicholson is J.J. Gittes, a private eye in the Chandler mold, who during a routine straying-spouse investigation finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a jigsaw puzzle of clues and corruption. The glamorous Evelyn Mulwray (a dazzling Faye Dunaway) and her titanic father, Noah Cross (John Huston), are at the black-hole center of this tale of treachery, incest, and political bribery. The crackling, hard-bitten script by Robert Towne won a well-deserved Oscar, and the muted color cinematography makes the goings-on seem both bleak and impossibly vibrant. Polanski himself has a brief, memorable cameo as the thug who tangles with Nicholson's nose. One of the greatest, most completely satisfying crime films of all time.","leadImageMedUrl":"http:\/\/distro-1.retrojunk.com\/secure\/25cc340ba4ed510d46da9c34d9a13312db99ecc218a37dcf6a1533e734a0fca3461bc9\/image\/e6f_d43e974aa9__83b7a35d2f.jpg"}