Saturday, July 29, 2006

Chinatown

Chinatown was written by San Pedro native Robert Towne and directed by Roman Polanski in 1974. It's been on many "best of all time lists" and is probably one of the best movies shot in Pedro (according to movie critcs, so take it with a grain of salt.)












These scenes were shot in the Point Fermin/Sunken City area, and you can see Walker's Cafe in this first shot.
Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) tails Hollis Mulwray (Darrel Zwerling) to where water is secretly being let into the sea. You can see the pipe in the second picture.

The Point Fermin lighthouse is visible in the third pic, where Detective Loach and Lieutenant Escobar accompany Jake down to the cliffs to see the water drain out, but that never happens. This doesn't make those officers too happy.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's with that big black 17th century style boat at the end of the wharf in San Pedro?

7/30/2006 10:11 AM  
Blogger Phillip said...

That's the Black Pearl from the Pirates of the Carribean movies. They're shooting scenes for part 3. (I think out in the water somewhere.)

7/30/2006 1:11 PM  
Blogger harry medved said...

great shots, Phill...i had always wondered if that was the Pt. Fermin lighthouse in the distance, and glad to see you confirmed it...can't wait to see your other screen caps and let's do another Pedro movie location tour soon (perhaps in late Sept./early October)...best, harry

8/09/2006 4:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great movie. One of my favorites...

12/11/2006 8:12 PM  

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