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The Long Goodbye


Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell View All


Leigh Brackett (Screenplay), Robert Altman (Director), Raymond Chandler (Screenplay) View All

Release: Mar. 7th, 1973
Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes
Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
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5 The Long Goodbye (1973)
Huge fan of this film. Robert Altman's direction is just flawless, and I loved Elliot Gould's portrayal of Philip Marlowe. It provides the perfect blend of suspense, mystery, and comedic quips, and th...

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Captain Spaulding
The Long Goodbye is a very good movie, perhaps even a great movie, but I'll have to re-immerse myself in its world, hopefully with the right mindset, before I can make that verdict.
The different versions of the music score, Marlowe lighting a cigarette in every scene he's in, Marlowe's dry mumbling throughout the film ("It's okay with me"), the naked girls who live next door, all the great supporting characters and background characters (Arnold Schwarzenegger is in this film!)....
My favorite parts of this film were the scenes between Philip Marlowe and the police, the scenes with Philip Marlowe and Marty Augustine and his group and the scenes with Harry, one of Marty Augustine's helpers.
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