Chinatown: A Greek Tragedy [Spoilers]

by Filmscalpel

Roman Polanski’s 1974 classic Chinatown is many things—murder mystery, family melodrama, film noir, neo noir, sunshine noir, and last but not least, Greek tragedy. In this video essay, Filmscalpel illustrates how screenwriter Robert Towne and director Polanski filled their film to the brim with premonitions of its own tragic ending.

 

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