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The Chinatown film's enigmatic title is a metaphor for moral corruption by unseen forces. Throughout the film, Jake Gittes refers to his time as a police officer in Chinatown, where you can't always tell what's going on.
In Hollywood, the movie's line,

Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown

has become a mantra for those who have been burned or snubbed by the entertainment industry, the implication being that it's better to let it go than make an issue of it, because that's just how the industry works.

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Cinema, short for cinematography, is often used to refer to the industry of films and filmmaking or to the art of filmmaking itself. The contemporary definition of cinema is the art of simulating experiences to communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty or atmosphere.


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