Unfortunately, a lot can be lost in translation, and robert altman's 1973 adaptation of chandler's the long goodbye is an example of what happens when too much of the source material is altered while sam analyzed exactly what defines film noir, i'm going to analyze the difference between chandler's. On march 7, 1973, robert altman unveiled his two-hour, r-rated noir adaptation of the long goodbye in theaters the hollywood reporter's original review of the united artists film is below. How chandler's the long goodbye came to be, including plot summary and dramatis personae marlowe responds by doing a sort of sherlock holmes analysis on him, examining his clothes and his jewelry to determine that he's a well-to-do gentleman from philadelphia by the name of “drexel curtis biddle” this scene. Three of new york's leading repertory film houses will showcase robert altman's “the long goodbye” in a stretch of 18 days.
Number of times philip marlowe has been portrayed on film: ten age of elliott gould when he played marlowe: thirty-four age of robert mitchum when he played marlowe three years later: fifty-eight best hemingway impersonation in the long goodbye: sterling hayden, allegedly stoned the whole time actor hayden. The main conceit of the long goodbye is to place raymond chandler's legendary detective, philip marlowe, into what was then present-day los angeles altman's treatment of classical genres in films such as mash (1970), mccabe & mrs miller (1971), thieves like us (1974), and the long goodbye is often written. The long goodbye directed by: robert altman starring: elliott gould genres: neo-noir, mystery, new hollywood, crime rated the #12 best film of 1973, and #460 in the greatest all-time movies (according to rym users. 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.
Despite cries of outrage from hard-line chandler purists, this is, along with hawks ' the big sleep, easily the most intelligent of all screen adaptations of the. Robert altman's “the long goodbye” (1973) attacks film noir with three of his most cherished tools: whimsy, spontaneity and narrative perversity he is always the most youthful of directors, and here he gives us the youngest of philip marlowes, the private eye as a hardy boy marlowe hides in the bushes. You say goodbye, and i say hello: the long goodbye and the end of the crime (and competition) in american detective films the final analysis must conclude, then, that the long goodbye is as much a fresh turn as it is the fatigued farewell altman and others have declared it to be altman's film. John williams, who composed the score with johnny mercer, put only two songs in the soundtrack: 'hooray for hollywood' is used at the beginning and the end of the film, while 'the long goodbye' is ingeniously and originally used throughout the picture, in different versions and played by different instruments: from radio.
Reviews counted: 31 his deconstructive eye to the film noir tradition, robert altman updated raymond chandler in his 1973 version of chandler's novel, the long goodbye the long goodbye attacks film noir with three of his most cherished tools: whimsy, spontaneity and narrative perversity. The long goodbye is a 1973 film directed by robert altman and starring elliott gould as detective philip marlowe it was adapted from the raymond chandler. In the long goodbye, he plays with point of view the shots and cinematography are all based on not what marlowe sees, but how he sees it he's always outside a window peering in, the vision distorted by the glass they famously exposed the film to light to dull all the colors in the first two acts, so it feels as if marlowe has.
Like raymond chandler, robert altman (1925-2006) was a difficult, hard- drinking, self-destructive artist, a brilliant maverick who achieved his first success late in life in 1973, his career still in the ascendant after the popularity of his first expansive, widescreen movie, mash, he made a controversial screen.
Robert altman's antiheroic rewrite of raymond chandler elliott gould plays marlowe as a chain-smoking nebbish—an innocent child of the 40s set down in what altman sees (problematically) as the grown-up, shades-of-gray world of the 70s the film is so inventive in its situations and humor that its shortcomings—the. Robert altman borrowed the title of raymond chandler's the long goodbye for both his 1973 film, but it could just have easily been called hooray for hollywood (the doris day song is ironically played over the end credits) the los angeles suburb drawing much of the directors focus and itself as much a. Much of the movie is a chamber drama for the two women, split between sergio's rumpled house and naima's pin-neat one, and the action is divided between semi-explicit but merely illustrative sex scenes and long stretches of dialogue that extract huge emotional shifts from tossed-off phrases and gestures. The the long goodbye community note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members the anguish and existential loss of post-wwii american which informs film noir is on full display in this marlowe adventure.