I happened to glance earlier today at a blowup of jacket art for Paramount Home Video’s forthcoming Chinatown Bluray, and for the first time in my life I noticed that the artist gave Jack Nicholson‘s J.J. Gittes the face of a zombie. Look at those ice-cold cat eyes. He could be an alien looking to feast on flesh. All the artist had to do was insert dark green where Nicholson’s pupils are, but he deliberately went for a night-vision predator look. I’ll never be able to look at this famous image the same way again.
The Bluray’s principal commentary track sounds like a humdinger — Chinatown screenwriter Robert Towne and director David Fincher.