The Long Goodbye
Director: Robert Altman Run Time: 112 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1973
Starring: Elliott Gould, Henry Gibson, Mark Rydell, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden
Robert Altman’s idiosyncratic adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s THE LONG GOODBYE casts the classic private eye Philip Marlowe not as a fast-talking tough guy but as a mumbling nebbish who shuffles his way through a case involving a friend’s apparent suicide.
“Altman holds genre clichés and conventions up to the light of modern life—and uses them as a prism to reveal its hidden tones.” – Richard Brody, New Yorker
“A logical (if less romantic) extension of Chandler’s vision of Marlowe as the last hurrah for chivalry in a fallen, postwar world.” – Sean Burns, Crooked Marquee
Double Feature with THE BIG LEBOWSKI