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Let's be Chinatown (1974)

I'm capable of...ANYTHING.

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by Anonymousreply 7312/26/2020

I'm a sister AND a daughter!

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by Anonymousreply 106/27/2020

I'm Ida Sessions' groceries. Our lives were wasted.

by Anonymousreply 206/27/2020

I'm salt water.

Bad for "glass."

by Anonymousreply 306/27/2020

I'm the old lady in the nursing home Jake is looking for. Coincidentally she is the first person he stops to ask.

by Anonymousreply 406/27/2020

I was molested by Polanski.

by Anonymousreply 506/27/2020

I'm the fatal bullet

by Anonymousreply 606/27/2020

I'm the flaw in Evelyn's eye.

by Anonymousreply 706/27/2020

I'm the car chase in the orange grove.

by Anonymousreply 806/27/2020

I'm the Owens Valley. Mulholland's tactics will suck me dry to provide water for the LA basin.

by Anonymousreply 906/27/2020

I’m the haunting Jerry Goldsmith score, added at the last minute after the previous score, by Christopher Komeda, who wrote the music for “Rosemary’s Baby,” was junked.

by Anonymousreply 1006/27/2020

I'm a nosy fella.

You know what happens to nosy fellas?

by Anonymousreply 1106/28/2020

I'm the black eye on the adulterous wife.

by Anonymousreply 1206/28/2020

I'm the China man.

by Anonymousreply 1306/28/2020

I’m all of your relatives!

How’s that, sister-mum?

by Anonymousreply 1406/28/2020

I don't get tough with anyone. My lawyer does.

by Anonymousreply 1506/28/2020

I'm Roman Polanski's knife

by Anonymousreply 1606/28/2020

I'm a broken pair of bifocals.

Hollis doesn't wear bifocals.

by Anonymousreply 1706/28/2020

I'm a car horn that goes on and on.....

by Anonymousreply 1806/28/2020

I'm the sequel, The Two Jakes, directed by and starring Jack Nicholson in 1990.

I'm very disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 1906/29/2020

I'm foreshadowing. I'm everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 2006/29/2020

I’m the plot. You probably won’t fully know me until the second or third viewing.

by Anonymousreply 2106/29/2020

I'm the strands of Faye's hand that Roman will pull out.

by Anonymousreply 2206/29/2020

^ hair!

by Anonymousreply 2306/29/2020

I'm Phillip Lambro, who wrote the rejected score. I'm a bitter a cunt.

ps, Krzysztof Komeda died on 23 April 1969.

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by Anonymousreply 2406/29/2020

*a bitter cunt

(also, dead since 2015)

by Anonymousreply 2506/29/2020

I'm Faye's unprofessional conduct on set.

by Anonymousreply 2606/29/2020

I'm the prissy Hall of Records clerk; don't ask me for a ruler.

by Anonymousreply 2706/29/2020

I’m Mr. Mulwray’s secretary and I am wise to you Mr. Gittes!

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by Anonymousreply 2806/29/2020

I am the somewhat important plot point that might be missed if you can't read the headlines on the front page of the newspaper that Jake briefly waves in front of the camera.

by Anonymousreply 2906/29/2020

I’m the creepy mood.

by Anonymousreply 3006/29/2020

I'm 1930s slang:

"Hey there, kitty kat!"

by Anonymousreply 3106/29/2020

I'm the venetian blinds he just had installed on Wednesday.

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by Anonymousreply 3207/02/2020

I AM rich.

by Anonymousreply 3307/04/2020

I'm the sheep farmer who interrupts the meeting at city hall. If you ay attention to what I say, you'll hear me explain the plot of the movie.

by Anonymousreply 3407/04/2020

I’m Hollis Mulwray and I’ve got water on the brain.

by Anonymousreply 3507/04/2020

I'm the Albacore Club.

by Anonymousreply 3607/04/2020

I’m kitty cat

by Anonymousreply 3707/04/2020

I'm the Dixie cup filled with Dunaway's pee that will be hurled in Roman's mug!

by Anonymousreply 3807/04/2020

I'm Belinda Palmer who seem to have left the industry.

by Anonymousreply 3907/04/2020

I'm the woozy, mid-range Bb Lydian cluster that opens the film; played by two pianists silently depressing their keys with one hand, then strumming the strings of their pianos with the other, all while sustaining the pitches with the middle peddle. Muted violas (instructed to play without vibrato) prolong this effect, and two measures later, this is echoed in the lowest register by the same cluster, played by four harps (scraped with guitar plectrums), bass vibraphone, cellos and basses.

Overhanging this is a fragmented omen of the love theme articulated by the first and second violins, sounding artificial harmonics. All of this sets the stage for Uan Rasey's indelible trumpet solo, entering in at measure 8.

Incidentally, I also recur throughout the film as a leitmotif, a kind of musical mirage suggestive of heat and water.

by Anonymousreply 4007/04/2020

I'm the band-aid on Jake Gittes' nose.

by Anonymousreply 4107/04/2020

I'm the salted water in Hollis Mulwray's lungs.

by Anonymousreply 4207/04/2020

I'm Faye's eyebrows... or am I even there at all?

by Anonymousreply 4307/05/2020

I'm Robert Towne's script. Film schools will hold me up as an example of a "perfect screenplay" for decades to come.

by Anonymousreply 4407/05/2020

R12 It took me multiple viewings to notice you. I laughed when I did.

by Anonymousreply 4507/05/2020

I'm the "flaw" in Evelyn's left eye that'll be, um...fixed(?) in the climactic scene.

by Anonymousreply 4607/05/2020

I am the trailer

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by Anonymousreply 4707/06/2020

I'm the Chinese gardener. In the future, I'll be singled out as a "racist" portrayal.

by Anonymousreply 4807/06/2020

I'm the Animaniacs spoof "Brain Noir." I was one many spoofs on that show that introduced 90s kids to classic cinema.

by Anonymousreply 4907/06/2020

I'm Chinatown.

Forget me, Jake.

by Anonymousreply 5007/20/2020

I’m John Huston’s agent hoping that this will help him pay off his gambling debts incurred when he blew his salaries from [italic]Myra Breckinridge[/italic] and [italic]Candy[/italic] on the bars and baccarat tables in Monte Carlo.

by Anonymousreply 5107/20/2020

I’m the happy ending that Roman Polanski threw out.

by Anonymousreply 5207/20/2020

That was my ending.

by Anonymousreply 5307/20/2020

I'm the purposeful mispronunciation of Jake Gittes name by Noah Cross.

by Anonymousreply 5407/21/2020

I'm the dirty "Chinaman" joke Jake tells his associates while Evelyn Mulray stands behind him, watching with dignified contempt.

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by Anonymousreply 5507/24/2020

I'm Faye fee, considerably less than what they would have paid Jane Fonda.

by Anonymousreply 5607/24/2020

*Faye's fee

by Anonymousreply 5707/24/2020

I'm Evelyn's inexplicable desire to jump into bed with the sleazebag Jake Gittes.

by Anonymousreply 5807/24/2020

^ and her need to let him know she rides her horse "bareback."

by Anonymousreply 5907/30/2020

I'm The future, Mr. Gets!

by Anonymousreply 6007/31/2020

I'm a big dumb Oakie working in an orange grove.

by Anonymousreply 6108/04/2020

It’s ‘Okie’ r61

by Anonymousreply 6208/04/2020

I'm "bad for glass"! Jake, in his racist way, thinks the Chinese gardener is saying "Bad for grass" and doesn't realize he's actually talking about the clue that solves the mystery!

by Anonymousreply 6308/04/2020

^ But the gardener *is* talking about "grass."

Jake emphasizing his mis-pronunciation plants the seed in the viewer's mind about the glasses in the pond, which he will find later.

by Anonymousreply 6408/05/2020

I’m Mr. Palmer who could also be a Datalounger.

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by Anonymousreply 6512/25/2020

I'm John Houston as Noah Cross, perfectly cast as a man who would impregnate his own daughter.

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by Anonymousreply 6612/25/2020

Chinatown??? Really? It should be Asiantown! Or Chinese People Village! Chinatown, like Chinaman, is RACIST!

by Anonymousreply 6712/25/2020

Noah Cross is Trump.

by Anonymousreply 6812/25/2020

I'm the clerk in the Bureau of Maps. I'm definitely a DL-er!

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by Anonymousreply 6912/25/2020

I’m FDR overlooking the townhall/court proceedings about Los Angles water.

by Anonymousreply 7012/26/2020

I'm the underpants that Jake doesn't wear.

by Anonymousreply 7112/26/2020

That’s scene coming up now! ^^

by Anonymousreply 7212/26/2020

I’m the gorgeous trumpet solo played by the late, great Uan Rasey.

by Anonymousreply 7312/26/2020
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