The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood

By Wasson, Sam

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9781250301826
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Flatiron: Macmillan


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Starred Review on December 1, 2019  |  Arts & Humanities

Inimitable Wasson (Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.) examines the development of the iconic film Chinatown (1974), beginning with the months leading up to the murder of director Roman Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate, in 1969. Robert Towne began writing a neo-noir screenplay about political corruption and a disturbing family dynamic that echoed the disarray in Washington, DC, and the pall cast over Hollywood after the Manson family killings. Rob...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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