Now Playing on Hark: Chinatown (1974)
Jack Nicholson is a Hollywood legend and it is always great to look back on past performances to solidify that reputation. He has a screen presence that commands attention, and that is exactly what he does in Roman Polanski‘s 1974 seedy crime drama ‘Chinatown‘ with co-stars John Huston & Faye Dunaway.
Nicholson’s portrayal of J.J. Gittes is a cinematic icon by now, and Roman Polanski has gone on to much critical acclaim for most of his films. This film is the product of multiple talents, and it shows. It was followed up in 1990 by the Jack Nicholson-directed sequel ‘The Two Jakes’ with lackluster reception, even though Nicholson played his Gittes role to perfection.
Check out our ‘Chinatown’ Sound Quotes Collection page to relive some moments from a truly great film and remind yourself how good films can be, and how much Hollywood has strayed from the past.