The Long Goodbye (1973)
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as Philip Marlowe
as Dr. Verringer
as Jo Ann
as Real Estate Lady
as Detective Farmer
as Rutanya Sweet
as Piano Player
as Colony Guard
as Detective Green
as Detective Dayton
as Augustine's Hood
as Olive (uncredited)
Critic Reviews for The Long Goodbye
Raymond Chandler's sentimental foolishness is the taking-off place for Robert Altman's heady, whirling sideshow of a movie, set in the early-seventies L.A. of the stoned sensibility.
It tries to be all genre and no story, and it almost works.
Robert Altman made a bold statement in his casting of Elliott Gould as a Jewish version of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe character in this modestly budgeted film.
... one of those movies that always flits through my mind when someone asks me to name my favorite movies of all time. I usually don't mention it, but it's always there, on the periphery. It's at least one of my two or three favorite Altmans.
Audience Reviews for The Long Goodbye
An intricate film noir satire that has all the elements that we expect from a Raymond Chandler story, only this time the protagonist of The Big Sleep is updated to the 1970s with a shocker in the end and a delicious melancholy song that will stay in your head for a long time.
So good, it hurts.
A very interesting film for film buffs. It's not fantastic, but it's a film for the sake of film. If you watch film noir, you should check it out. This movie takes the character of Phillip Marlowe, and puts him in the 70s culture. It is partly a parody, but it is also toying with what you expect for a film noir.
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