Forget it Blog Guy, it’s Chinatown
Readers of this blog know I worry a lot about a recent tendency to do unnecessary remakes of great movies. I just don’t see why we need a new version of The Great Escape, The Birds and other true classics.
So here we go again, with a cheesy remake of the iconic Chinatown. Below is a studio still photo from the remake, showing the memorable scene of private eye Jake Gittes with his nose freshly slit open by a knife.
I don’t even know who this actor is in the remake, but he’s no Jack Nicholson, and his “blood” looks like it was put on him with a cake decorator.
Meanwhile, there’s no word yet on which actress has the crucial Fay Dunaway role of daughter…slap…sister…slap…daughter…slap…sister…
Above: Original Chinatown publicity photo
Below: Model displays a creation from Travis Li’s Spring/Summer 2008 collection during Hong Kong Fashion Week July 8, 2008. REUTERS/Victor Fraile