In the 1974 film Chinatown starring Jack Nicholson as JJ ‘Jake’ Gittes who is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. A suspecting wife who suspects her husband is having an affair hires him. Hollis is the builder of the cities water supply. When he realizes that an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray hired him. Mr Mulwray is found dead. Now caught in a web of deceit and lies involving murder and corruption. He must find out what the right thing to do is and escape from this mess he got himself into. Chinatown is a classic modern day film noir with dynamic characters that maybe considered the best film noir characters in the genre. This movie has a great ending and you really appreciate the movie and the complexity of Roman Polanski’s greatest films. If you want to get students or anyone into the film noir genre this is the movie they should watch first. It was a very good film with a great story.

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