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Simon Columb attends the Roman Polanski retrospective at BFI Southbank...
Roman Polanski remains a fascinating filmmaker to this day. Alongside Andrej Wajda and Jerzy Skolimowski, Polanski came to the fore in the late 1950s in Poland. The BFI in London are screening all of Polanski’s films during January and February 2013 and throughout January, essays on separate films will be released here on Flickering Myth in the hope that you too can join us in reflecting on Polanski’s diverse and ever-expanding career. Next up is 1974's Chinatown...
Since Cul-de-sac, many things had changed for Roman Polanski. After one-and-a-half years of marriage to Sharon Tate, in 1969, she was murdered - while pregnant - by the Charles Manson 'family'. Chinatown was released in 1974 - only five years after the tragic event. It was the »
★★★★★ Roman Polanski's Oscar-winning Chinatown (1974), starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, took the film noir in a whole new direction, subverting the American Dream into a bleak portrait of corporate America. Jack J. Gittes (Nicholson) is a Pi brought in to investigate an adultery case for a women he believes to be Evelyn Mulwray (Diane Ladd), daughter to the La Water Company tycoon Noah Cross (John Huston) and wife to his partner Hollis (Darrell Zwerling). As the case develops, Jack becomes embroiled with the real Evelyn (Dunaway) in a tale of corruption, deceit and murder, that poetically deconstructs the tropes of the genre.
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- CineVue UK
2 items from 2013
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