Monday, May 24, 2010

The Long Goodbye

7 comments:

  1. Liked the movie, Mix Altman, Chandler, and the great Leigh Brackett together- you have a winner.

    One problem for me-I never cared for Elliot Gould. I would of liked someone else as Marlowe in this one.

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  2. Loved the soundtrack--which, if memory serves, is just the song "Long Goodbye" sung by different artists in different styles.

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  3. Not the most faithful Marlowe but still my favorite. The two scenes in which Gould lets the Marlowe mask of amused indifference slip are the best.

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  4. Altman/Brackett/Gould captured the edgy ambiance of those days before neo-noir, when the hard-bopiled PI was an anachronism

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  5. To this day I carry a pocket harminica around with me.

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  6. Stephen B4:07 PM

    Marlowe seemed like he was gone 25 years and then woke up puzzled - the look says that, in a way.

    It may be this is not like the book, I have yet to read LONG GOODBYE but it may be fairly close.

    Schwarzenegger appears in a scene or two...

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  7. I've yet to read the book, but I like the movie a lot. I didn't mind Gould and I love those now-old L.A. locations. The trailer, however, is deadly dull - I'd never see the movie based solely on this trailer.

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