one of the themes is discussed in a movie is ‘Greed’ theme which is showing Chinatown Cross’ main objective to have a lot of money and they wanted it. In order to grow and catch money, Jake is functioning by a PI.Henchmen, as well as Noah’s cronies, are also enthused for money.Noah considers that money is not important only for getting natty things but it is able to support you for gaining control and power.He recognizes that he will be able to get control and direct the prospect of LA after getting money.Noah is playing a character as wrathful and corrupt.
The second theme in the movie is family setup as the Cross-Mulwray clan. Chinatown shows us an image of an American clan that is not having a healthy and normal relationship but have criminal and incest features. Noah Cross imbues his own offspring, Evelyn who brings forth a daughter and this girl is her sister.One scene of movie displays when Jake make a question about Cross to Evelyn As he discloses to Evelyn and she gets upset after listening that he is her father. Two lighted cigarettes as she used in this scene did enhance this scene more.throughout of this dialogue, the camera captured only the face of Evelyn so the viewers can easily observe the reactions. Like her hand’s movement with two cigarettes and fumbling with it that is showing her tension. At that time phone rings and this use of the ring in this scene aims to just put a plot shift.
Another scene when Jake was at home and Ida requests to meet him. At the beginning of the scene, Jake is at the lower point of emotions and his body language shows this. Facial expressions specify he did fall for her Evelyn. And then he moves toward the bed with the sensation of disappointments and worries about Evelyn whats the matter with her.It is a detective story comprising of two political and family plot and costumes, characters, dark lighting, props, décor, position and doorway setting all making a story very stimulating.
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