chinatown writer robert towne dead at 89
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chinatown writer robert towne dead at 89

Jul 03, 2024 12:15 AM

Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Towne, known for classics such as Chinatown and the first two Mission: Impossible movies, has passed away at age 89. Towne, whose career began in the 1960s with B-movie director Roger Corman, gained fame for his remarkable screenplays in the '70s. His works include The Last Detail, Chinatown, and Shampoo, with Chinatown earning him an Academy Award. In addition to screenwriting, Towne also directed several films and had uncredited work on other major projects like The Godfather. Towne's recent work included consulting on AMC's Mad Men and developing a Chinatown prequel for Netflix, which he confirmed had its episodes written.

What movies did Robert Towne write?n

Robert Towne wrote The Last Detail, Chinatown, Shampoo, and the first two Mission: Impossible movies, among others. He also did uncredited work on films like The Godfather and Bonnie and Clyde.

Chinatown, released in 1974, is a neo-noir mystery film directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film is widely regarded as one of the greatest in cinema history for its screenplay, direction, and performances. Its complex narrative and dark themes reflect Towne's distinct view of Los Angeles, making it a significant part of Hollywood history.

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Sephiroth Sephiroth commented on: 2024-07-03 01:12:02
It's a sad day for film and storytelling with Robert Towne's passing. His legendary work on Chinatown and Mission: Impossible has left an indelible mark on the industry, merging iconic narrative craftsmanship with unforgettable characters.
N3rdo N3rdo commented on: 2024-07-03 01:00:05
Losing Robert Towne is a major blow to the world of screenwriting; his ability to craft compelling narratives like in Chinatown and The Last Detail is legendary. It's incredible to see how he shaped Hollywood storytelling with his unique perspective, leaving a legacy that will inspire writers for generations.
Rolling R!ck Rolling R!ck commented on: 2024-07-03 00:54:02
Towne's departure is truly a loss for the film world; his incredible narratives and dialogue have shaped some of the most iconic moments in cinema history. It's wild to think about his touch on classics like Chinatown and The Godfather influencing so many aspects of storytelling today.
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