THE WOLVERINE INFLUENCE – Director James Mangold a few weeks ago tweeted out a list of the ten films that inspired and influenced The Wolverine. It involves a very eclectic mix of Westerns, Japanese Samurai epics, stories about relationships from Hong Kong, action and noir flicks and, not to forget, nuns in the Himalaya. Click through the list to learn about the films and gain some insight on what type of experience you will get when the movie opens later this year. The Wolverine stars Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Will Yun Lee, Rila Fukushima,Tao Okamoto, and Brian Tee.
Start the list with Chinatown below:
In 1974 Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski directed Chinatown, a neo-noir film adapted from a screenplay by Robert Towne and starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston. The film features many elements of the film noir genre, particularly a multi-layered story that is part mystery and part psychological drama. The story, set in Los Angeles in 1937, was inspired by the California Water Wars, the historical disputes over land and water rights that had raged in southern California during the 1910s and 1920s, in which William Mulholland acted on behalf of Los Angeles interests to secure water rights in the Owens Valley.
Chinatown was the last film Roman Polanski made in the United States before returning to Europe. It is frequently included in lists of the greatest films in world cinema. It holds second place on the American Film Institute list of Best Mystery Films.
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