Thursday, 23 April 2009

Chinatown


Dir: Roman Polanskia
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

When the director is both Polish and French, you know the film is going to be on the serious side. Chinatown is just that. There's nothing light-hearted about it - only tragedy and a complicated story.

Some people thrive on this kind of bleak film. Not Narry Borman. He watches films for one of three reasons:

1. Entertainment
2. Art
3. Education

The bleak genre fits into none of those categories, so I don't like Chinatown too much.

It's very well made. The acting is top class. But it's all about people who are too serious and who are entangled in lies, sin and crime. Not my cup o' tea.

Rating: Average!

4 comments:

  1. You missed one.

    4. 80085

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  2. If you're referring to the old 'upside-down calculator joke' then, yes, yes you're right.

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  3. John Barleycorn4 August 2009 at 14:27

    That Chinaman joke is terrible too

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  4. Enlighten us, dear Barleycorn. What Chinaman joke is that?

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