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Pick of the Week
Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Jack Nicholson
, Faye Dunaway
, John Huston
J.J. Gittes is a private investigator who gets roped in a conspiracy in 1930s Los Angeles that involves the wife of an engineer, her tycoon father and the resource the town needs most of all, water. "Chinatown" played a key role in a golden age of filmmaking and remains a classic to this day.
We’ve seen veterans like Jeff Bridges, Christopher Walken and Burt Reynolds launch hugely-successful second acts in recent years, reminding fans that they’re talented folks who’ve survived decades in Hollywood and aren’t above laughing at themselves every now and then. But don’t be surprised if the next post-fame comeback is engineered by none other than… Crispin Glover?
A teen star turned blockbuster actor turned indie actor who has found himself at times ostracized by Hollywood, the 45-year-old recently celebrated the biggest opening of his career in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Having seen “Hot Tub Time Machine” recently, I can tell you that he steals every scene he’s in.
But that doesn’t mean he plans on giving up the eccentric, fiercely independent films he’s been making over the last few years.
“My next project is one I’m planning to do at my property in the Czech Republic that I bought six years ago,” revealed Glover, who has spent the last few years filming and touring in support of his surreal movies “What Is It?” and “It is Fine. Everything is Fine!” “There are horse stables next to this chateau that I bought that was built in the 1600s, and in those horse stables I’m making a small sound stage; it’s ready right now to start building sets.” Read More...
His partner may have implored him, "Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown," but Jack Nicholson is not quite willing to forget Jake Gittes and his dark and mysterious Los Angeles adventures. It's been 17 years since Nicholson last assumed the Gittes moniker, but with the release of "Chinatown" and its sequel "The Two Jakes" on DVD, don't look now but Jack's got a third installment on the brain.
In a rare interview last week, Nicholson revealed exclusively to MTV News the grand initial vision for a "Chinatown" trilogy that he and writer Robert Towne hatched. Says the legendary actor, "We always planned on making three films. We wanted it all to be tied into elemental things. 'Chinatown' is obviously water. 'The Two Jakes' is fire and energy. And the third film was meant to be about Gittes' divorce and relate to air." Read More...
Sure, we get to talk to some pretty amazing people here. But there's something a little bit different about Jack Nicholson. The man just doesn't talk to the press. Just ask James Lipton. He's been begging Big Jack to be on his show for years. So when I learned not so long ago that Nicholson had consented to my request to talk, you'll forgive me if I was a bit taken aback. I've interviewed John Travolta. Just recently I re-enacted a scene from "Rocky IV" with Apollo Creed himself. But Nicholson?!?
The first thing Jack did when our chat began was to ask me to remind him of my name. "This way I'll know it for at least a few minutes," he said in tandem with the most famous chuckle perhaps in the world. And we were off to the races. Check out my extensive conversation with Jack Nicholson right here.