My Top 50 Favourite Films Of All Time
(List changes almost daily)
27. CHINATOWN (1974)
Chinatown being this low is a sin, and I love this film, and it has a flawless script, I dare you to name one real flaw with the script, nothing, and although the script is amazing, it’s not the only thing amazing about this film, it’s the performances, This is my favourite Jack Nicholson performance, he perfectly suits this character, and his performance elevates the movie by a lot, also, Faye Dunaway is amazing in this too, pretty perfectly playing the mysterious femme fatale, of the classic noir, (which is my favourite genre), and she is a nice twist on the genre, and I love how every single character, who appears in the first act, comes back later, so we aren’t confused with who they are, we already know who they are, and that makes the film much more engaging imo, I consider this film to be the last REAL noir, after this film, it is what is called Neo-Noir, Blade Runner, No Country for old men, Fargo, etc. But this (like Unforgiven did to the western) ends the genre, and what a note to end on. This film is so expertly crafted by the infamous Roman Polanski, I know he’s done some stuff but he is an artist nonetheless, this film has so much intrigue and style that it just becomes a simple yet superbly effective noir, and I am already convincing myself that this is going to be higher on my list once we‘re done here, I love this movie, and if anyone says this film doesn’t have a great script, I’m sorry, but your wrong, I’m sorry this maybe cruel and some may say it’s subjective, but it’s not, if you like it or not is subjective, but even though you have a distaste for it doesn’t mean it’s a bad script, and it’s one of the best scripts ever, reading it is really like reading a well flowed book. This films ending is brutal and the score mixes really well with the tone and setting of the film.
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