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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
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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