It captivated me then. It captivates me now. Something more than the story has a hold on me, it calls up a time and place in my life.
There I sat, in movie darkness excited to be transported to the 1930’s, to listen to the screenwriter who had crafted the elegant tale I couldn’t get enough of.
There I sat, decades after a jewel named Chinatown first sparkled and flickered before my eyes.