Yet surprisingly, he makes a solid lead in robert altman's tribute to/ deconstruction of the gumshoe genre, the long goodbye marlowe refuses to tell the cops where he took lennox and is thrown in the slammer for three whole days for his trouble (he shares his cell with a chatty con, played by a young. I loved popeye when it came out, but knew nothing of altman also, my high school girlfriend and i scorned the concept of elliot gould playing philip marlowe in the long goodbye, again before i knew anything about altman but i hadn't seen it, and loved it the instant i did and i watched several of his. The long goodbye : watch online now with amazon instant video: robert altman: amazoncouk under the inimitable direction of robert altman, elliot gould stars as the laid-back, legendary private eye philip marlowe investigating a mysterious murder also stars sterling hayden and nina van pallandt runtime : 1 hour. Remember how they used to spit out the one syllable epithets at both cops and crooks with such practiced savvy or, if that's true, then why be a policeman if paul bogart's marlowe is an immorality play, then robert altman's the long goodbye (1972-73, screenplay by leigh brackett) is an amorality play,. His first novel, the big sleep (1939), introduced the character of private detective philip marlowe, and the long goodbye, published in 1953, was the sixth in film-makers: robert altman (b1925) had a long career in tv before getting the chance to direct his first feature film, countdown (1968), aged 43.
“murder, my sweet” is philip marlowe's film debut and director edward dmytryk certainly captured the look and feel of a good 1940's crime film while the the changes aren't as drastic as they would be with the howard hawks' production based on the big sleep or robert altman's production based on the long goodbye. Robert altman—visionary director, hard-partying hedonist, eccentric family man, hollywood legend—comes roaring to life in this rollicking oral. Michael connelly interview: the modern raymond chandler on bosch, the long goodbye, and la's neighbourhoods loose, 1973 adaptation of raymond chandler's novel, which first turned connelly on to la's mid-century crime fiction laureate and his celebrated creation, private eye philip marlowe.
When robert altman made a movie of the novel chandler considered his best, “ the long goodbye,” marlowe, played by elliott gould, seemed at first the film- noir era of the '40s and '50s — a pretty unbeatable archetype of modern masculine heroism: more independent than a policeman or a soldier. Bogey also portrayed novelist raymond chandler's gumshoe philip marlowe in the tangled intrigue of howard hawks' classic detective thriller the big sleep ( 1946) main characters d robert altman, a revisionist version of raymond chandler's 1954 detective novel the long goodbye, philip marlowe (elliot gould ). Raymond chandler relished finding names for his quirky characters, including philip marlowe, the pipe-smoking, chess-playing private eye—a literary kinsman to sam spade, dashiell in the long goodbye, marlowe says of cops as a species, “no way has yet been invented to say goodbye to them. Most of altman's films mock authority figures this is evident in the way the surgeons mock the strict military personal in mash and how philip marlowe treats the police with barefaced disrespect in the long goodbye popeye is no different in its treatment of authority figures the first person popeye meets.
Robert altman's detective update is now lauded for its breezy style, good acting, and willingness to reconsider the literary basis of raymond chandler's philip marlowe character those looking for the next-generation humphrey bogart were surely put off by elliott gould's mellow mumbler, but now he's. Robert altman when the long goodbye was released in 1973, united artists promptly bungled its ad campaign robert altman's film radically however, it was elliott gould's unusual take on private investigator philip marlowe that drew the lion's share of people's criticism his loose, easy-going style flew. Miles davis in his autobiography tells of sharing a laugh with the police officer his then-girlfriend, the actress cicely tyson had called after davis beat the elliott gould (who had previously starred in altman's mash as trapper john) playing philip marlowe, the same private detective character mitchum. Elliott gould has said that so long as he is physically able he holds out hopes that he could reprise the role of phillip marlowe he has a in the commentary on the dvd, robert altman talks about how sad he was that leigh brackett, the screenwriter, died before the film was released and never saw the completed work.
Not much of chandler remains in altman's long goodbye elliott gould turns philip marlowe into a laid-back, morally undiscriminating bungler who can't even con a cat when the petty or cruel non-sense of his environment impinges, he passives out with his oft-reiterated credo “it's ok with me” marlowe in. Which echoes marlowe's three day, violent interrogation by la police officers in the long goodbye marlowe also gets a coffee cup thrown at his at this point, you might be asking, “why not compare/contrast the novel with robert altman's direct film adaptation” the answer to that question is two-fold: 1.
Fall 1997 the title song to robert altman's the long goodbye (1973) is evoked constantly throughout the film notably, the song is used as both nondiegetic altman wastes little time in separating his film and its main character, phillip marlowe, from its generic past the big sleep opens just as the book.
The long goodbye is a 1973 film directed by robert altman and starring elliott gould as detective philip marlowe it was adapted while the book didn't exactly have this character come across as particularly clean by the end, still, lying to your friend and letting him deal with the consequences still isn't as bad as murder. These two crime pictures provide insight into the ways robert altman operated within and without hollywood conventions technically, the long goodbye is based on a raymond chandler novel about his famous private detective character philip marlowe its screenplay is even credited to leigh. Philip marlowe the long goodbye is actually the sixth philip marlowe novel this struck me as i read it, because most modern detective series, by the the screenwriter for empire strikes back) and apparently neither she nor robert altman had much affection for raymond chandler's writing or the original. The long goodbye exists as something of a “good riddance” to chandler's detective and the virtues on which his existence depends ferncase (1991) explains that “marlowe's anachronistic demeanor [as played by elliot gould and directed by robert altman] is a metaphor for his own outdated code of.
The long goodbye is a 1973 thriller film directed by robert altman and based on raymond chandler's 1953 novel of the same title the screenplay was written by leigh brackett, who cowrote the screenplay for the big sleep in 1946 the film stars elliott gould as philip marlowe and features sterling hayden, nina van. Directed by robert altman with elliott gould, nina van pallandt, sterling hayden , mark rydell detective philip marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife. 'the long goodbye': robert altman and leigh brackett's unique and fascinating take on chandler and film noir the big sleep, also based on chandler's writing, brackett envisioned a dark twist at the end of the film, a shocking departure from the standard philip marlowe character that completely won altman over.