Chinatown The Last Detail

Presents the scripts for two films from the 1970s, one the story of a private detective in Los Angeles, and the other dealing with two Navy Shore Patrols escorting a prisoner.

Author: Robert Towne

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802134017

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

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Presents the scripts for two films from the 1970s, one the story of a private detective in Los Angeles, and the other dealing with two Navy Shore Patrols escorting a prisoner.

Chinatown the Last Detail Shampoo

Each of these screenplays by this legendary writer was nominated for an Academy Award. His lines are quoted from memory by countless movie fans and his screenplays are handed out as gospel to Hollywood's newcomers.

Author: Robert Towne

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 0871132133

Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 352

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Each of these screenplays by this legendary writer was nominated for an Academy Award. His lines are quoted from memory by countless movie fans and his screenplays are handed out as gospel to Hollywood's newcomers.

Hollywood Renaissance

The screenwriters to emerge in recent years include Gloria Katz and Willard
Huyck ( American Graffiti ) — a married writing ... and Clyde and The Godfather
as well as the script for Chinatown , The Last Detail , and shared credit on
Shampoo .

Author: Diane Jacobs

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000009355035

Category: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Page: 276

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The Big Goodbye

Chinatown screenplay by drug use by The Godfather contributions by Greystoke
screenplay by The Last Detail ... with Payne's relationship with/marriage to
Personal Best screenplay by Selvaggio's marriage to Shampoo screenplay by
Taylor's ...

Author: Sam Wasson

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 9781250301833

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Fifth Avenue, Five A.M. and Fosse comes the revelatory account of the making of a modern American masterpiece Chinatown is the Holy Grail of 1970s cinema. Its twist ending is the most notorious in American film and its closing line of dialogue the most haunting. Here for the first time is the incredible true story of its making. In Sam Wasson's telling, it becomes the defining story of the most colorful characters in the most colorful period of Hollywood history. Here is Jack Nicholson at the height of his powers, as compelling a movie star as there has ever been, embarking on his great, doomed love affair with Anjelica Huston. Here is director Roman Polanski, both predator and prey, haunted by the savage death of his wife, returning to Los Angeles, the scene of the crime, where the seeds of his own self-destruction are quickly planted. Here is the fevered dealmaking of "The Kid" Robert Evans, the most consummate of producers. Here too is Robert Towne's fabled script, widely considered the greatest original screenplay ever written. Wasson for the first time peels off layers of myth to provide the true account of its creation. Looming over the story of this classic movie is the imminent eclipse of the '70s filmmaker-friendly studios as they gave way to the corporate Hollywood we know today. In telling that larger story, The Big Goodbye will take its place alongside classics like Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and The Devil's Candy as one of the great movie-world books ever written. Praise for Sam Wasson: "Wasson is a canny chronicler of old Hollywood and its outsize personalities...More than that, he understands that style matters, and, like his subjects, he has a flair for it." - The New Yorker "Sam Wasson is a fabulous social historian because he finds meaning in situations and stories that would otherwise be forgotten if he didn't sleuth them out, lovingly." - Hilton Als

Hollywood s Last Golden Age

Robert Towne, Two Screenplays: Chinatown, The Last Detail (New York: Grove
Press, 1997); see, for example, 45–46, ... Richard Sylbert, who was also the
production designer on The Graduate, Carnal Knowledge, Fat City, and
Shampoo.

Author: Jonathan Kirshner

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801465406

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Between 1967 and 1976 a number of extraordinary factors converged to produce an uncommonly adventurous era in the history of American film. The end of censorship, the decline of the studio system, economic changes in the industry, and demographic shifts among audiences, filmmakers, and critics created an unprecedented opportunity for a new type of Hollywood movie, one that Jonathan Kirshner identifies as the "seventies film." In Hollywood’s Last Golden Age, Kirshner shows the ways in which key films from this period—including Chinatown, Five Easy Pieces, The Graduate, and Nashville, as well as underappreciated films such as The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Klute, and Night Moves—were important works of art in continuous dialogue with the political, social, personal, and philosophical issues of their times. These "seventies films" reflected the era’s social and political upheavals: the civil rights movement, the domestic consequences of the Vietnam war, the sexual revolution, women’s liberation, the end of the long postwar economic boom, the Shakespearean saga of the Nixon Administration and Watergate. Hollywood films, in this brief, exceptional moment, embraced a new aesthetic and a new approach to storytelling, creating self-consciously gritty, character-driven explorations of moral and narrative ambiguity. Although the rise of the blockbuster in the second half of the 1970s largely ended Hollywood’s embrace of more challenging films, Kirshner argues that seventies filmmakers showed that it was possible to combine commercial entertainment with serious explorations of politics, society, and characters’ interior lives.

American Film Now

If Goldman is the ultimate tale spinner , Robert Towne has the reputation of being
Hollywood's most popular script doctor . His own films are relatively few ,
although they are important : The Last Detail , Chinatown , Shampoo ( with
Warren ...

Author: James Monaco

Publisher: New York Zoetrope

ISBN: UOM:39015010255225

Category: Cine

Page: 544

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Photoplay Movies Video

She was so nervous when she read for me , ” said Woody , “ that she blushed
every three lines . ... makes his directorial debut having made his name in
Hollywood with screenplays for Shampoo , Chinatown and The Last Detail ) , it
covers four ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000002962037

Category: Motion pictures

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The Oliver Stone Experience

35 1934– ; American screenwriter and director; The Last Detail (1973),
Chinatown (1974), Shampoo (1975), Tequila Sunrise (1990); script doctor on
Bonnie and Clyde (1967), The Godfather (1972), Crimson Tide (1995), and The
Rock (1996).

Author: Matt Zoller Seitz

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781613128145

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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Stone himself serves as guide to this no-holds-barred retrospective—an extremely candid and comprehensive monograph of the renowned and controversial writer, director, and cinematic historian in interview form. Over the course of five years, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone (Midnight Express, Scarface, Platoon, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Snowden) and New York Times bestselling author Matt Zoller Seitz (The Wes Anderson Collection) discussed, debated, and deconstructed the arc of Stone's outspoken, controversial life and career with extraordinary candor. This book collects those conversations for the first time, including anecdotes about Stone's childhood, Vietnam, his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his continual struggle to reinvent himself as an artist. Their dialogue is illustrated by hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and documents from Stone's personal archive, dating back to Stone's birth: personal snapshots, private correspondence, annotated script pages and storyboards, behind-the-scenes photography, and production files from all of his films to date—through 2016's Snowden, and including Stone's epic Showtime mini-series Untold HIstory of the United States. Critical commentary from Seitz on each of Stone's films is joined by original essays from filmmaker Ramin Bahrani; writer, editor, and educator Kiese Laymon; writer and actor Jim Beaver; and film critics Walter Chaw, Michael Guarnieri, Kim Morgan, and Alissa Wilkinson. At once a complex analysis of a master director’s vision and a painfully honest critical biography in widescreen technicolor, The Oliver Stone Experience is as daring, intense, and provocative as Stone’s films—it's an Oliver Stone movie about Oliver Stone, in the form of a book. Both this book and Stone’s highly anticipated film, Snowden, will be released in September 2016 to coincide with Stone’s seventieth birthday (September 15, 1946). Also available from Matt Zoller Seitz: Mad Men Carousel, The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Wes Anderson Collection.

John Huston

PUBLISHED SCRIPT . 1. Screenplay by Robert Towne ( Santa Barbara , Calif .:
Neville Publishers , 1983 ) . 2. Towne , Robert . Chinatown , The Last Detail ,
Shampoo — The Screenplays . New York : Grove Press , 1994 . AMPAS .
GENERAL ...

Author: Allen Cohen

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015042152853

Category: Performing Arts

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This reference work provides a biography of John Huston; a critical survey of his oeuvre; a chronology of his life; a filmography with synopses of the films he directed, wrote for, or appeared in; an annotated bibliography of writings on Huston; a list of articles and reviews of particular films; and information concerning screenplays, awards and honors, archival resources, and related matters. Largely follows the organizational pattern of "A Reference Publication in Film" series. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Word Into Image

Screenplays of Robert Towne PERSONAL BEST SHAMPOO ( with Warren Beatty
) THE YAKUZA ( with Paul Schrader ) CHINATOWN THE LAST DETAIL VILLA
RIDES ( with Sam Pekinpah ) TOMB OF LIGEIA LAST WOMAN ON EARTH 060 !

Author: Terry Sanders

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000016057395

Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 448

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Mademoiselle

BY RON ROSENBAUM scripts for The Last Detail and Shampoo ( rent these
immediately if you haven ' t seen them yet ) , I ' ll always see anything that Towne
does . He ' s one of a small circle of Hollywood scriptwriters who deserve
consideration purely as writers . ... I say for better or worse because , although I
think Chinatown is the better film of the two , its growing stature as the
emblematic romance of ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006749647

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Forthcoming Books

1997 . write for info ( 0-441-00501-2 ) Ace Bks . $ 9.50 ( 962-201-774-6 , Pub . by
Chinese Univ Pr HK ) U Chill Series , BL . 2. ... Oct. 1997. lib . bdg . write for info (
0-331-14442-9 Chinatown ; The Last Detail ; Shampoo : Three Screenplays .

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015038891522

Category: American literature

Page:

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Hollywood in the Seventies

Robert Towne , whose Chinatown script won the Oscar in 1974 , wrote Ashby ' s
next two screenplays , his breakthrough film , The Last Detail ( 1973 ) , and 1975s
cause célèbre , Shampoo . The Last Detail , a showcase for Jack Nicholson ' s ...

Author: Lester J. Keyser

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037372070

Category: Cinema

Page: 264

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Cinefantastique

British screenwriter Roger Swaybill will adapt the novel , and to insure that the
teleplay will be entirely faithful to the story ... only through the accumulated weight
of his various successes ( CHINATOWN , THE LAST DETAIL , SHAMPOO ) has a
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106006280868

Category: Fantasy films

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Vanity Fair

Hollywood's best screenwriter ( Chinatown , The Last Detail , Shampoo ) directs a
new movie TALK OF THE TOWNE tell jokes exactly the same way , cruising over
the punch line with a complicitous “ you know ? ' ' so you don't feel shoved into ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013985265

Category: Dressmaking

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Books in Print

64p . ( gr . 4-6 ) . 1993. PLB 15.40 ( 1-56294-271-9 Millbrook Pr . CHINESE
ARMY BOOKS IN PRINT # HE 5 ! Chinese. CHINESE ... ( 0-914139-09-6 ) San
Jose His Mus Assn . * Chinatown ; The Last Detail ; Shampoo : Screenplays .
Robert ...

Author: Bowker Editorial Staff

Publisher:

ISBN: 0835235033

Category:

Page: 13800

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Leonard Maltin s Movie Encyclopedia

Then he had three exceptional scripts produced in three consecutive years : The
Last Detail ( 1973 ) , Chinatown ( 1974 ) , and Shampoo ( 1975 , cowritten with
Warren Beatty ) . All three scripts were Oscar - nominated , with Chinatown taking
 ...

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: E P Dutton

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009760864

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 976

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Summarizes the careers of nearly two thousand actors, filmmakers, writers, and composers, including birth and death dates, notable performances, nominations, and awards