Chinatown was the first movie that exposed me to incest(Oh my, did I spoil it for you? There's more to it than that, believe you me!). I watched this in the Betamax format when I was about ten years old and I just couldn't fathom that because I am blessed to have a father who protects. The ending gave me the chills and I could not stop crying. I was morose.
Robert Towne, the screenwriter, earned a lot of accolades because of this movie. He is doubly blessed because when he wrote the script, he had Jack Nicholson in mind and his wish came true.
I thought I was not going to watch this again, but my folks were watching this the whole time I was multitasking.
Every scene was quite interesting. I just don't get Jake Gittes' pose exposing his armpit after making love with Evelyn. Was there a message that the director, Roman Polanski, was trying to convey? If so, I am clueless.
John Huston, besides being one of the greatest directors of all times, is also a great actor. I really hated him while I was watching this.
I don't think I want to go on babbling, but I'll say this. Even if this is such a tragic piece, it was beautifully made and is worth watching.