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Suggestions for Further Reading

Brode, Douglas. Money, Women and Guns: Crime Movies from Bonnie and Clyde to thePresent. Secaucus, New Jersey: Carol Publishing, 1995.

Brode, Douglas. The Films of Jack Nicholson. Secaucus, New Jersey: Carol Publishing, 1996.

Eaton, Michael. Chinatown (B.F.I. Film Classics). London: British Film Institute, 1997.

Konigsberg, Ira. The Complete Film Dictionary. 2d ed. New York: Penguin, 1998.

McGilligan, Patrick. Jack’s Life: A Biography of Jack Nicholson. New York: W. W. Norton, 1994.

Polanski, Roman. Roman. New York: William Morrow, 1984.

Towne, Robert. Chinatown and The Last Detail : 2 Screenplays. New York: Grove Press, 1997.

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Flaw in plot or am I missing something?

by spacemanju, October 30, 2015

I might be missing something here. This is a genuine set of questions.
I can't understand why Jake wants to take Cross to where the women are.
I assume that this is Jake's plan.
Why else would he meet with Cross?
Meeting Cross can't help Jake's situation in any way. He has the evidence that he has. Just go to the police.
It's self-evident that if he meets Cross, Cross - who Jake knows is a killer - is going to take the evidence from him and do all sorts of other things to take control of the situation.
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Noah Cross

by sumanth_y, April 25, 2016

Why Noah Cross wants his incestuous result Katherine from Evelyn?