Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyThe Daily Beast What makes a movie like Chinatown break a heart? What desperation did Sam Wasson try to touch, as he wrote The Big Goodbye, about Chinatown's creation during the long-gone '70s filmmaking era? Roman Polanski gave Wasson the answer: talking about watching Of Mice and Men as a teenage boy and leaving a Warsaw theater with Lenny's death in the forefront of his mind. Wasson wrote, "it was unlikely Polanski would still be thinking about the ending… if it hadn't hurt as it had. "What made him remember, years later, the film with love, was the tragedy." Read more at The Daily Beast.