Uploaded on Jun 13, 2008
JJ 'Jake' Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is a private detective who is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband Hollis, the engenier of the water department, because she thinks he's having an affair. Gittes finds out later that her client wasn't the real Mrs. Mulwray.
After her husband dies at the water reservoir, Jake gets deeply involved in the case. He has a romance with the real Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and finds out she is the daughter of Noah Cross (John Huston), one of the most powerful men in Los Angeles, who has interests in the lands near the reservoir. Chinatown won the Academy Award of Best Original Screenplay in 1975.
The Movie had a total of 11 nominations:
Best Director (Roman Polanski)
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Jack Nicholson)
Best Actress in a Leading Role (Faye Dunaway)
Best Original Screenplay
Best Film Editing
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Original Dramatic Score