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088: FILM NOIR – Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1974)

Rance Collins is back to help us wrap up our film noir series, this time with a Neo-noir. It's 1974's Chinatown starring Jack Nicholson.
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088: FILM NOIR - Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974)

“Isn’t that something? Middle of a drought and the water commissioner drowns. Only in L.A.”

On this episode, we finally finish out our series on Film Noir, this time looking at a Neo-Noir film from 1974, it’s Roman Polanski’s CHINATOWN, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The wonderful Rance Collins is back once again to help us close out this series. We talk about the careers of Nicholson and Dunaway, the complicated legacy of Roman Polanski, and the many ways CHINATOWN hearkens back to film noirs of old.


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Andrew Sweatman

Andrew is a writer, podcaster, and film lover who wants to help people think critically about movies. He lives in central Arkansas with his wife Allison and two children, Rosie & Beau. Andrew is the Senior Editor at Arthouse Garage and a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA). Find him at and on Twitter and Instagram: @ArthouseGarage.

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