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The Long Goodbye
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The Long Goodbye 1973


From Amazon: Raymond Chandler's cynically idealistic hero, Philip Marlowe, has been played by everyone from Humphrey Bogart to James Garner--but no one gives him the kind of weirdly affect-less spin that Elliott Gould does in this terrific Robert Altman reimagining of Chandler's penultimate novel. Altman recasts Marlowe as an early '70s L.A. habitué, who gets involved in a couple of cases at once. The most interesting involves a suicidal writer (Sterling Hayden in a larger-than-life performance) whom Marlowe is supposed to keep away from malevolent New-Ageish guru Henry Gibson. A variety of wonderfully odd characters pop up, played by everyone...

Directed By:
No image existsRobert Altman
Written By:
No image existsLeigh Brackett
Starring:
No image existsElliott Gould
No image existsNina Van Pallandt
No image existsSterling Hayden
No image existsHenry Gibson
No image existsMark Rydell
No image existsDavid Arkin
No image existsWarren Berlinger

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The Long Goodbye Movie Review by Movie Addict (7/17/2007)

I am familiar with the Raymond Chandler type of detective even though I have not read this particular book. I was curious to see how Elliott Gould would fit in to the preconceptions I had of Phillip Marlowe.

I wasn't impressed with his style. He didn't seem hard enough. The constant chain-smoking seemed contrived. He...

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