In the film¬†Chinatown,¬†there’s a memorable exchange between private detective Jake Gittes, played by a young Jack Nicholson, and an aging Noah Cross, the monstrous antagonist played with glorious depravity by John Huston. Their conversation, about the excesses of Cross’s wealth, goes like this: Gittes: How much are you worth? More than 10 million? Cross: Oh […]