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Directed by: Roman Polanski
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
Chinatown ranked # 19 on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films list.
Chinatown is a 1974 film directed by Roman Polanski. It uses many elements of the film noir genre to present a multi-layered story, part mystery and part psychological drama. The movie is highly regarded and won several high-profile awards, including an Academy Award in 1975 for Best Writing and Original Screenplay for Robert Towne.
Chinatown stars Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston. It also features a brief cameo appearance by its director, Roman Polanski.
Chinatown is consistently listed in the top 50 on the Internet Movie Database's top 250 films and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
A sequel, called The Two Jakes, was released in 1990. Jack Nicholson directed and starred in it. The screenplay was also written by Robert Towne.
It won the 1975 Academy Awards for Best Writing, Original Screenplay.
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