Originally Posted by irishjayhawk
I'm sorry but I hated Chinatown. And it goes against every grain of knowledge ever passed down in film classes.
How could you hate "Chinatown"?
It's based on a real character and real happenings. William Mulray based in part on the real William Mullholland, who designed waterways, reservoirs (like the one just behind my home - Lake Hollywood) and is responsible for the largest engineering tragedy in US history (a dam in Santa Clara he designed immediately broke and killed 450 people). The California Water Wars were real and that very same water led to the growth and population spurt of Southern California.
Throw in some intrigue, incest, Jack Nicholson and John Huston - what's not to like?