Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chinatown Trivia

Loved the viewing of Chinatown. Here are some fun trivia facts from IMDb about the movie.

Jake Gittes was named after Jack Nicholson's friend, producer Harry Gittes.

In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #21 Greatest Movie of All Time.

The role of Evelyn Mulwray was originally intended for the producer's wife, Ali MacGraw, but she lost the role when she divorced him for Steve McQueen.

The scene where Roman Polanski slits Jack Nicholson's nose was extremely complex to film, and the two men involved got so tired of explaining how it was done (by using a specially-constructed knife with a short hinge that would be safe as long as it was handled VERY carefully) that they began to claim Nicholson's nose was actually cut.

The movie's line "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown." was voted as the #74 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).

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