Water

Chinatown

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A clever twist on the old film noir detective thrillers from the 1940s, Chinatown is a spellbinding mystery wrapped within a mystery.  The screenplay was developed by Robert Towne, who became intrigued with the hidden and archaic disputes over southern California water at the beginning of the 20th century.  Much of the historical jockeying concerned the securing of water rights in the Owens Valley, a dusty enclave near Bishop, California.

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