25 ways to celebrate films set in the West

Pay homage to our favorite movies set in the diverse landscapes of the West

Chinatown: Chinese Scallops
Photo by Lisa Romerein; written by Jessica Mordo

15 favorite films to honor

For your Oscars party or just a movie night at home, cook up a dish that elicits an iconic film of the West.

Chinatown: Chinese Scallops

Roman Polanski’s multi-layered, neo-noir mystery explores corruption in early 20th-century California politics and dysfunctional family dynamics, with classic performances by Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston.

Savor this tasty dish as you do your best imitation of the film’s famous last line: “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.”

Recipe: Chinese Scallops


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