By Keith Fraser
One way to explain OCD involves a comparison to the old Roman Polanski film Chinatown, starring Jack Nicholson. Nicholson plays a detective investigating a suspicious California land developer (played by the director John Huston). As in many detective thrillers, the closer he gets to the truth, the more chaos ensues. He uncovers an incestuous relationship, innocent characters are murdered and in the final scene his friend declares his efforts to make the situation right a lost cause, a tragedy (“It’s Chinatown Jake”). Thankfully, I don’t view OCD as negatively as the Chinatown plot. However, there are parallels.
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