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Books on Chinatown
Michael Eaton
Chinatown
London, 1997
Books with substantial mentioning of Chinatown
John White and Sabine Haenni (eds.)
Fifty Key American Films
London and New York, 2009

David Thomson
Have you seen?, A personal introduction to 1,000 films
New York, 2008

Geoff Mayer and Brian McDonnell
Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Westport, Connecticut/London, 2007

Ronald Schwartz
Neo-Noir, The New Film Noir Style from Psycho to Collateral
Lanham, Maryland - Toronto - Oxford, 2005

Roger Ebert
The Great Movies
, 2003

Mikita Brottman (editor)
Jack Nicholson, Movie Top Ten
, 2000

Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast (eds.)
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, 1. Films
Detroit/New York/San Francisco/London/Boston/Woodbridge, CT, 2000

Danny Peary
Alternate Oscars, One Critic's Defiant Choices for Best Picture, Actor, and Actress - From 1927 to the Present
New York, 1993

Neil Sinyard
Classic Movies
London, 1993

James Robert Parish and Michael R. Pitts
The Great Detective Pictures
Metuchen, N.J. & London, 1990

Robert Bookbinder
The Films of the Seventies
Secaucus, NJ, 1982
Articles on Chinatown
Angie Errigo, Chinatown, in: Empire, nr. 263 (May), 2011 pp. 154-155
Articles with substantial mentioning of Chinatown
Kim Newman, The 10 Scariest Movie Jumps, in: Empire, nr. 162, 2002 pp. 12-13
Articles with an entry on Chinatown
John Caps, Soundtracks 101, Essential movie music: a listener's guide, in: Filmcomment, nr. 6 (Nov/Dec), 2003 pp. 31-49
Reviews
Rob Fraser, Chinatown, in: Empire, nr. 179, 2004 pp. 42
Author:Kim Newman
Title:The 10 Scariest Movie Jumps
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:162
Year:2002
Pp:12-13
Illustrations:  yes
Author:John Caps
Title:Soundtracks 101, Essential movie music: a listener's guide
in:
Magazine:Filmcomment
Nr.:6
Year:2003
Pp:31-49
Illustrations:  yes
Author:Rob Fraser
Title:Chinatown
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:179
Year:2004
Pp:42
Illustrations:  no
Review of:   Chinatown (1974)
Author:Angie Errigo
Title:Chinatown
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:263
Year:2011
Pp:154-155
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Chinatown (1974)



Chinatown
United States 1974

Directed by

Cast
Roy Jenson
James Hong
Beulah Quo
Noble Willingham
George Justin
Jesse Vint

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Year:1974
Running time:131 min.
Country:United States
Language:English

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