Mackenzie Phillips could be in the remake........CNN: How did "My sister, my daughter" [spoken by Cross' daughter, Evelyn Mulwray, as she's being slapped by Gittes] come about?
Towne: I think it was part of the fact that we needed, in order for that confession to be credible, we needed to have it basically beaten out of her, because it was such a shameful confession. Today, of course, it would not be as shameful. Evelyn Mulwray would go on "Oprah" and talk about how she had been abused by her father.
I'll refer you to my previous remark and let your imagination do the rest.I think the script of "Chinatown" would be hard to get made today, [with] its complexity and its darkness.