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||IMDB Rating: 7.7/10 from 16,767 votes
||Release: 10 January 1974 (Netherlands) /
||Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
||Director: Robert Altman,
||Stars: David Arkin, Elliott Gould, Enrique Lucero, Henry Gibson, Jack Knight, Jim Bouton, Jo Ann Brody, Mark Rydell, Nina van Pallandt, Pancho Córdova, Pepe Callahan, Stephen Coit, Sterling Hayden, Vincent Palmieri, Warren Berlinger
||Synopsis: In the middle of the night, private eye Philip Marlowe drives his friend Terry Lennox to the Mexican border. When Marlowe returns home police are waiting for him and learns that Terry's wife Sylvia has been killed. He's arrested as an accessory but released after a few days and is told the case is closed since Terry Lennox has seemingly committed suicide in Mexico. Marlowe is visited by mobster Marty Augustine who wants to know what happened to the $350,000 Lennox was supposed to deliver for him. Meanwhile, Marlowe is hired by Eileen Wade to find her husband Roger who has a habit of disappearing when he wants to dry out but she can't find him in any any of his usual haunts. He finds him at Dr. Veringer's clinic and brings him. It soon becomes obvious to Marlowe that Terry's death, the Wades and Augustine are all somehow interconnected. Figuring out just what those connections are however will be anything but easy. Written by garykmcd
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The very embodiment of '70s Hollywood genre revisionism, Robert
Altman's film of The Long Goodbye stands as one of his most accessible,
wittily misanthropic films, and probably the finest performance of
Elliot Gould's career to date.
A warning for Raymond Chandler purists: you probably won't like this
film. Altman and screenwriter Leigh Brackett had quite a task in
adapting Chandler's second-last novel to the screen, for in it the
'knight errant' Phillip Marlowe comes over more like a prudish sap.
Altman and Brackett have streamlined the narrative, removed peripheral
characters, and crucially transformed Marlowe into a murkier, more
comically ambiguous protagonist.
In Altman's and Gould's hands, Marlowe is laconically relaxed,
murmuring, alternately amused and annoyed at the world. Like Chandler's
hero, he is an outsider, a spectator, everywhere he goes. Unlike the
literary Marlowe, Gould's character seems washed up on the shores of an
unfamiliar land, his nobility as crumpled and stale as his suit.
Along for the ride are the archetypal Chandler villains and victims:
self-hating celebrities, young wives trapped in loveless marriages,
crooked doctors, low-rent psychopathic gangsters, bored cops, flunkies
lost out of time. Typically, the milieux Marlowe moves in range from
the affluence of the Malibu Colony to the cells of the County Jail.
Altman, however, wishes to make a film in and about 1973; the film is
shot through with the psychic reverberations of the end of hippiedom
and the remoteness of the 'Me Generation'.
Another Altman touch is his openly expressed contempt for Hollywood and
its conventions. As if to acknowledge the artificiality of a private
detective story in the midst of 1970s Los Angeles, the film is suffused
with jokey references to cinema. Bookended with 'Hooray for Hollywood',
the film shows gatekeepers impersonating movie stars, characters
changing their names for added class, hoods enacting movie clichés
simply because that's where they learnt to behave. Even Marlowe himself
refers to the artifice when talking to the cops: 'Is this where I'm
supposed to say 'What's all this about?' and he says 'Shut up, I ask
the questions' ?'
As for the supporting cast, Sterling Hayden shines out as the
beleaguered novelist Roger Wade. There is more than a touch of
Hemingway in Hayden's bluff, blustering, vulnerable old hack. Baseball
champ and sportscaster Jim Bouton is casually mysterious as Marlowe's
friend Terry Lennox, Laugh-In alumnus Henry Gibson is suitably greasy
as Dr Verringer, actor/director Mark Rydell (best known for 'On Golden
Pond') is convincingly chilling as gangster Marty Augustine, and Nina
van Pallandt lends a dignified, defiant pathos to her role as Eileen
Special note must be made of Vilmos Zsigmond's tremendous photography,
employing his early 'flashing' style of exposure to lend Los Angeles a
suitably sultry, bleached-out aura. Also deserving attention is John
Williams' ingeniously minimalist score. Comprised solely of
pseudo-source music, the score is a myriad of variations on a single
song, appearing here as supermarket muzak, there as a party singalong,
elsewhere as a late night radio tune.
The film's controversial ending is utterly antithetical to Chandler's
vision. The message from Altman, however, is loud and clear: Chandler's
world no longer exists if indeed it ever did.
Tags for The Long Goodbye Full Movie
, Elliott Gould
, Enrique Lucero
, Henry Gibson
, Jack Knight
, Jim Bouton
, Jo Ann Brody
, Mark Rydell
, Nina van Pallandt
, Pancho Córdova
, Pepe Callahan
, Stephen Coit
, Sterling Hayden
, Vincent Palmieri
, Warren Berlinger
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