March 21, 2012

I am under the impression that it is Chinatown.

I mentioned I hadn’t watched Chinatown when asked by my boyfriend if I had seen Chinatown. Then I was forced to see Chinatown immediately. I didn’t mind.

I’m probably lame, but since I played L.A. Noire I could not help but compare the game to the film as I watched it. It was just so obvious how many millions upon millions of cues that game clearly takes from this movie. It looks basically exactly the same, and not just because if the era. It seemed to be that the game was really trying to ape shot style and even the kind of grain I thought I saw. The music is like the same goddamn music. Same kind of stings, and everything. It was kind of crazy in that way.

Seeing Jack Nicholson being all young and shit was really weird, too. It was clear he wasn’t carrying all this baggage with him from his career, unlike in other films I have seen him in. That was pretty neat to experience, certainly. He was all being awesome and generally badass.

Overall, though, I have to admit it was a pretty fucking great film. It was a bit slow, but that’s because modern movies have killed my attention span, and it was totally worth the slowness. (Unlike my experience with, say, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, which I just couldn’t stand because it was so slow.) It also made good on a lot of the memes and references I’ve seen out of context over the years. They still totally paid off.

So good job, Aesa. You won with this movie pick! Yay!

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