N.O.V. Movie Hall of Fame - Chinatown – Jim Wendler

N.O.V. Movie Hall of Fame - Chinatown

Chinatown simply rules.  This is because film noir rules.  To quote Juliet Deane - "This is when men were men." This 1974 classic revolves around the water crisis in Los Angeles in the late 30's.  Jack Nicholson stars as J.J. Gittes, a private detective that gets wrapped up in political corruption, murder and sex.  This is a long movie and one that requires several sittings to really appreciate.  Also, notice that the POV is always of Gittes - what he sees and knows, you do too.