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I enjoyed the book and if you love Chinatown and the golden era of 70s movies, you will too, But it has the feel of a magazine article padded out to book length Author Sam Wasson raises, in what I think is some original reporting, the idea that screenwriter Robert Towne may have had an uncredited friend helping him craft his scripts But where Wasson really drops the ball is figuring out what Towne wrote and what Polanski re wrote Maybe it s too difficult to parse at this stage, beyond that Polanski came up with the darker ending But Polanski hints that he could have been credited for co writing it Is it all Towne s, and Polanski just edited it down to a manageable story Does that mean it s Polanski who wrote the classic closing line, Forget it, Jake, it s Chinatown We don t find out And, oddly enough, for a book that celebrates this film, Wasson skims over a lot of Towne s rich dialogue and quotable passages, never celebrating what is most often celebrated about the film While he talked to Polanski and Robert Evans and their side stories are very interesting , the book suffers from a lack of direct sourcing from Nicholson, Dunaway and especially Towne Towne s ex wife Julie Payne talks, and she is a rich source of material But there comes a point where Towne gets fairly trashed as a coke fiend and ugly to her in a protracted divorce over their child, perhaps fairly Maybe he s a total asshole, wouldn t be the first time But there is a lack of balance that feels off In the end, it s a worthwhile book for the way Wasson weaves together the on and off screen struggles to get the movie made, and especially the way he shows how Polanski s darkness from his Holocaust childhood and the murder of Sharon Tate brought the right tone to the movie But in some way that I can t quite place it feels like Wasson really doesn t appreciate Chinatown Like, maybe, it was just a book gig There s a tremendous amount of research, not a lot of passion Like the essential mystery at the heart of Chinatown itself, the book raises questions than it answers. 3 1 2 stars This is a big, messy book Wasson presents lots of interesting facts and anecdotes about Chinatown, and Hollywood in the first half of the 70s But it s also wildly disjointed at times Though mostly told chronologically, there are odd jumps in the story after pages and pages about the writing of Chinatown, suddenly we re told that it s being shot Same thing when the shooting is over Of the four main characters here Robert Towne, Robert Evans, Roman Polanski and Jack Nicholson , only Polanski and Towne really come to life Wasson has done lots of research, but he includes one gigantic error, in saying that Cabaret got the Best Picture Oscar over The Godfather of course, Godfather actually did win the Oscar, though Fosse got the Directing award over Coppola This makes me wonder if there are other facts that Wasson didn t quite get right He mentions that John Cheever s Falconer was going to be made into a movie, and notes how difficult that would be, but doesn t say why I read Falconer many years ago but don t know why it would be so difficult Wasson spends some time on the making of the Chinatown sequel, The Two Jakes, but doesn t say a word about the plotting I m glad I read this, but like the original Chinatown script, this book could have used an editorial overhaul.

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