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I believe the author left it up to interpretation, as I didn't find an "official" answer on the web. There's a FAQ on IMDB about a similar question, though the answer doesn't source anything. What is the meaning of "Chinatown" and the last line of the movie? As a young man, Jake was a police officer in Chinatown. He once tried to protect a woman, ...
I found a good answer for this question from here, "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown" means "you can't change things, it's the way things are and the way they will be, regardless of how much you tilt at windmills. The line is about the futility of fighting injustices and darkness in the world. It's about giving up and looking away, because nothing ...
You also can't separate the ending of the movie from the recent happenings in Polanski's life at that time, given the cruel and purposeless way in which his wife and love, Sharon Tate, was killed in cold blood by the Manson "family" only a few years prior. A sad reflection of Polanski's life experience unfortunately
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