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Unformatted text preview: Starring in the film Chinatown made in 1974; Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston played a key role in reenacting the dispute over land and water rights that lead to a historical frenzy in California for the duration of the 1920s. Jack Nicholson plays as Jake Gittes: a private investigator for cheating spouses, Faye Dunaway plays as Evelyn Mulwray: the wife of the chief engineer for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and John Huston plays as Noah Cross: a formal business partner of Mr. Mulwray. There are many ways to look at a films formal analysis for instance the many different cinematic tools and techniques that were utilized to communicate the films intend meaning; the explicit and implicit meanings of the film; mise-en-scene and how it transports the audience to the world of the film; provided the audience with stories that aren’t in the plot; instances of verisimilar consistency and how that effects the way the audience would view the movie; and an argument over having a closed or open frame. The film is about Jake seeking to find the truth resulting in the plot being tied with deception, open frame....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course THA 2304 taught by Professor Conway during the Fall '08 term at Texas Tech.
- Fall '08