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Chinatown ; The last detail

screenplays

by Robert Towne

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Published by Grove Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Motion picture plays.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesChinatown., Last detail.
    Statementby Robert Towne.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1997.A1 T69 1994
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 275 p. ;
    Number of Pages275
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1085098M
    ISBN 100802134017
    LC Control Number94008952

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It’s Chinatown. Episode Recaps. S7 E19 Recap. "The Last Detail" is a sadly overlooked but superb blend of pathos, ribald bittersweet humor, hard-edged '70s realism and insightful and subtle human drama, one that brashly and subtly brought back many personal memories of my Navy hitch and a work that says something to all of us by merely focusing upon a small "detail" of a sadly overlooked.

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Robert Towne, Writer: Chinatown. Writer, director, producer, actor. Born in Los Angeles, California, USA, and raised in the seaport town of San Pedro.

Got his start acting and writing for legendary exploitation director/producer Roger Corman. Came into his own during the s when he was regarded as one of the finest screenwriters in tion: Writer, Producer, Actor.In addition to his Oscar win for “Chinatown,” Towne was nominated for his work on the screenplays for the films “The Last Detail” — another Nicholson starring vehicle — as well as.

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