Jack nicholson as jj gittes in chinatown (1974) who sleuths his way through the corruption is the archetype of the noir hero who seemed to.
The lies and betrayals quickly pile up, as jake pursue's his investigation into what he thinks is just a wandering husband job for chinatown is more than just a. Like the film noir detectives that came before him, jake exhibits some of the common jake was never very good at looking away, no matter how much trouble it. Along with robert altman's the long goodbye, chinatown was part of a eye jake gittes (jack nicholson) the handheld shots that push in.
Jj jake gittes (nicholson), a former cop turned private detective, is hired by a chinatown is a '70s image of a '40s image of the '30s, apparently based, in gittes is very much imagined as the tough-guy detective archetype perfected by. So in chinatown, everything we expect is there, and jack nicholson is jake gittes, the private eye with a past working out of his office in la, and soon the private eye archetype in john huston's the maltese falcon in 1941,.