Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
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?
I was amused when I read that a script for a sequel (Cloverleaf) mutated into "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".
No matter how cynical you are, it is impossible to keep up. -Lily Tomlin
I'd rather be a climbing monkey than a falling angel. -Terry Pratchett