Great movie

>>By Geoff   (Thursday, 19 Dec 2002 15:13)

i like it it tastes of cheese ja das ist gut. i eat babies or the ocassional monkey. yummy i love it jamie knight smells of babies nappies

>>By brian   (Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003 15:54)

im sorry jamie knight doesnt actually smell of babies nappies he smells of nice things like roses and the odd potato

>>By brian   (Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003 15:55)

This is a great movie. I love seeing the old LA shots. IT is very close to the actual happenings of the times with water. Brian you should really get a life or at least a brain.

>>By Sensible   (Wednesday, 15 Jan 2003 02:57)

Can anyone tell me about the water issue in the movie I am doing a politics essay on it. Thanks

>>By chinatown virgin   (Friday, 17 Jan 2003 01:25)

The corrupt bureaucrats of 1930's L.A. were diverting water from the shared reservoirs in the north and east valleys and dumping the water into the ocean. They did this to make it look like L.A. could not spare the water and the farmers and ranchers that needed this water would have to look elsewheres. The officials knew the farmers and ranchers would never be able to find another water source, so their farms and ranches would eventually fail. This would devalue the land. The officials would swoop in and buy up the land at depressed prices and then develop it. This particular land was close enough to be very valuable to L.A. for residential expansion. It was just another way to defraud farmers of their land and ultimately increase the politians powerbase by turning farmland into city.

>>By Skewer   (Friday, 31 Jan 2003 01:01)

does someone knows what does chinatown represent?

>>By simon   (Wednesday, 9 Apr 2003 06:25)

why is chinatown so signficant and why was the movie names chinatown?

>>By lil china   (Saturday, 12 Apr 2003 08:15)

What is the significance about the history of Los Angeles (as played out by the characters in "Chinatown") and the bureaucrats who puppeteered the development of the city? Further, how do the politicians of the 1930s fit into the puzzle of the development of Los Angeles?

>>By masked friend   (Tuesday, 15 Apr 2003 02:50)

do any of u neo-noir buffs have an information about the significance of the asain characters in this movie?

>>By distressed essay writer   (Thursday, 29 May 2003 05:52)

while watching the movie i was waiting for chinatown .. somehow it never appeared except in the last 15 mins... was this a selling gimmick adopted by the film makers?

>>By payalkhorana   (Tuesday, 11 May 2004 08:58)

listen to what they say about the rules and law in Chinatown - it's ironic because the same corruption goes for the rest of LA and Socal..

>>By Dream Is Destiny   (Saturday, 14 Aug 2010 02:39)

I saw a good documentary a while back ("Cadillac Ranch " ?) about the history of water / water rights in the state of California.
Let's face it ... much of California & especially Southern California is essentially a desert.
In So.Cal WATER = BIG-BIG $$$$$
The storyline of "Chinatown" is drawn from factual shenanigans of that time period concerning crooked land developers & politicians who had insider knowledge of an upcoming aqueduct project that would bring a plentiful, new source of fresh water to the L.A. region & hence the chance to turn arid, worthless land into fertile agricultural crop growing ($$$$$) land.
I should really watch "Chinatown" again while the revelations of the documentary are still fresh in my mind.

>>By Helmet   (Sunday, 29 Aug 2010 07:40)

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