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I’ve never seen … Chinatown
Even if you’re already aware of the ending, the final moments of the ultimate sunshine noir can shock even the most hardened box-set veteran

Graeme Virtue

09, Apr, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Robert Evans obituary
Producer who revived the fortunes of Paramount Pictures with hit films including Love Story, The Godfather and Chinatown

Ryan Gilbey

28, Oct, 2019 @6:18 PM

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Robert Evans, celebrated Hollywood producer of Chinatown, dies aged 89
Renowned 1970s studio executive who gained a cult following with his autobiography The Kid Stays in the Picture

Andrew Pulver

28, Oct, 2019 @5:13 PM

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From Don't Look Now to The Godfather – why the 1970s is my favourite film decade
While Jaws and Star Wars spawned the blockbuster, groundbreaking film-makers pushed cinema to the limits with edgy drama and sparkling comedy

Ryan Gilbey

03, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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How Robert Evans changed movies for ever – and for the better
With The Godfather and Chinatown, Robert Evans revolutionised the movie industry. Now, Simon McBurney is staging the mogul’s scandalous memoir, The Kid Stays in the Picture. They talk about art, life and America

Ryan Gilbey

24, Feb, 2017 @12:00 PM

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From Notting Hill to Poltergeist: how Hollywood handles gentrification
The tension of yuppies encroaching on downmarket neighbourhoods has long been food for two classic film genres, writes Peter Bradshaw – horror and satire

Peter Bradshaw

03, Oct, 2016 @11:54 AM

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Sacha Baron Cohen has trashed Grimsby – but these places had it far worse
From the inescapable horrors of the Australian outback to dodgy Chinatowns the world over, here are the films the local tourist board would never want you to see

Phil Hoad

23, Feb, 2016 @12:25 PM

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My favourite city film is ... Chinatown
For the Barbican’s City Visions series, we’re asking you to pick the best city film – with the winner to get a special Guardian Cities screening. Xan Brooks cheers for Chinatown

Xan Brooks

22, Aug, 2014 @10:48 AM

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Roman Polanski abandons film festival visit after 'paedophile' accusations
Director due to collect award at Locarno film festival ‘saddened’ to pull out after locals protest

Ben Child

13, Aug, 2014 @4:35 PM

Roman Polanski at 80: the film-maker at work - in pictures

A gallery of behind-the-scenes photos showing director Roman Polanski at work

16, Aug, 2013 @3:37 PM

Chinatown – review

Time has lessened our sense that this superlative 1974 film is simply a pastiche of the classic 30s gumshoe thrillers – it now looks like a straightforward classic, writes Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

03, Jan, 2013 @8:59 PM

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The dazed brutality at the heart of Roman Polanski's films

A world of cruelty, where men are cold-blooded and women cold-hearted … As the BFI begins a Roman Polanski retrospective – with extended runs of Repulsion and Chinatown – Leo Robson investigates the director's fascinating pathology

Leo Robson

28, Dec, 2012 @10:55 PM

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