Chinatown

Visible crew/equipment: Jake goes to Hollis Mulwray's house and as he rings the doorbell you can see the reflection of the cameraman in the shiny door. (00:25:35)

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Visible crew/equipment: Jake goes into Hollis Mulwray's office and looks at Evelyn Mulwray's picture on his desk. He doesn't move a muscle but the cameraman can be seen moving in the reflection in the glass. (00:20:40)

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Visible crew/equipment: After having tea with Evelyn Mulwray Jake gets up and walks away. The shadow of the cameraman appears on the back of his jacket. (00:30:40)

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Visible crew/equipment: After they make love Evelyn and Jake lay in bed and she says, "You really don't like to talk about the past, do you?" Listen closely as a crewmember moves around in the background. (01:24:20)

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Visible crew/equipment: As Evelyn Mulwray and Jake talk in the restaurant, he holds up an envelope and the shadow of the camera can be seen on its back. (00:49:15)

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Visible crew/equipment: As Jake drives up to Ida Sessions' house the crew can be seen filming across the street in the reflection on his car door. (01:37:50)

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Visible crew/equipment: Mr. Palmer walks up and introduces himself to Evelyn Mulwray and Jake as they enter the Mar Vista rest home. After Jake takes his hat off you can see the shadow of the camera on it. (01:15:20)

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Continuity mistake: At 1972 Canyon Drive before Jake meets Katherine Cross, the dried flowers in the vase behind the sofa have been rearranged since we saw them at the beginning of the scene. (01:53:20)

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Gittes: How much are you worth?
Cross: I have no idea. How much do you want?
Gittes: No, I just want to know what you're worth. Over $10 million?
Cross: Haw oh my yes.
Gittes: Why are you doing it? How much better can you eat? What can you buy that you can't already afford?
Cross: The future, Mr. Gitts! The future!
(02:02:15)

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Trivia: The homage Roman Polanski pays is subtle but there are many similarities to Sam Spade in the Maltese Falcon directed by John Huston. Ida Sessions in beginning of the movie trying to put one over on Jake, the guys removing Hollis Mulwray's name from the door of the office after he dies, and Jake's interrogation of Evelyn Mulwray at 1972 Canyon Drive.

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