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"Chinatown" Screenplay by Robert Towne
That's the director, Roman Polanski, holding the switch-blade in Nicholson's nose. I've read that he used a real knife for this scene. Wouldn't surprise me.
I had very high hopes for the "Chinatown" sequel when I heard it was in production. This poster began appearing in film magazines such as Premiere late in '89. I couldn't wait.
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Still, these days, I live in hope that there are more neo-noir films yet to be made. There's a slew of great hard-boiled noir fiction that would be ideal for the movies. One day, perhaps.
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