Posted: July 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

As everyone knows that this film has won the best original screenplay category at the Academy Awards back in 1974. The film goes by the name Chinatown and it is directed  by Robert Towne which is one of the well-known script writer in Hollywood movies back in the days.In this final scene, different form of techniques were used to make the audience feel as though they are in this tragic tragedy.The night setting creates an echo of the city’s pervasive corruption while the darkness also creates the intimacy as the characters gathered in lights on the streets. First of all the camera remains at eye level with only a few jumps once a while and there are no close ups or extreme close-ups in the film.

In this film,Chinatown firstly the film starts with strums on a Chinese harp then while moving into the film we learn that Gittes used to work in Chinatown.Mrs. Mulwray have two chinese servants,one which is Khan and the other a woman who both lives in Chinatown, the location which was set as the ending. This is the location of the showdown and the site of Gittes’ tragic past which somehow he makes sure it’s going to happen again, is also a symbol for Mrs. Mulwray’s mysterious mind frame, which is at once mystifying and attractive, yet full of wonders and potential dangers. To me, i felt that Chinatown is the nightmare of urban New York where you may think you know what is happening, but you really have no idea of anything at all. Other than that there was another ending where Evelyn killed her father to protect her daughter from the old man, she might actually die along with her father, which is  the only way to put an end to his doings.

Mrs. Mulwray’s death isn’t that simple as it seems because it contains an idea where motives are focus to eyes and seeing things that are evidently but not what they seem. For example, Both Hollis Mulwray and Noah Cross wears glasses and so happen that Gitties found a pair of glasses which one side in broken as evidence in the pond. After discovering that he discovers a flaw in Mrs. Mulwray’s iris or so-called a birthmark in the movie. The movie ending leads us to Mrs. Mulwray‘s death by being shot through her left eye while her sister/daughter, Katherine screaming beside her. To me i felt that Gittes have to go through the same process again of protecting someone he love but in the end let them get hurt again and it was back to Chinatown once again the same results just like before.

Everyone must be wondering should Noah Cross die in this movie? The answer is no because i remembered clearly what he said in the film and it sounds like this ” I am rich, I am Noah Cross…”. It portraits him as a villain that will always get away with things and also shows that he is a very powerful man in the film. Stated earlier that the police will do as little as possible because  when they try to make things right they only make it worst because its a corruption, he owns the police and therefore it makes him a perfect role for a vilain.For me personally i think that it is good to leave Noah Cross alive in the end of the film even though most of us wants him dead, the reason why i said so is because if he were to die then we as the audience wondering what will happen next? but on the other hand if he lives on then we as the audience are left to think about the rest and what will happen in the future.In conclusion i think that the way they end it is very suitable for this movie and if i were to given a chance to watch it again, i would.

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