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Robert Altman's heady, whirling sideshow of a movie, set in the early-seventies L.A. of the stoned sensibility.
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The Long Goodbye


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Applying his deconstructive eye to the "film noir" tradition, Robert Altman updated Raymond Chandler in his 1973 version of Chandler's novel, The Long Goodbye. Smart-aleck, cat-loving private eye Philip Marlowe (Elliott Gould) is certain that his friend Terry Lennox (Jim Bouton) isn't a wife-killer, even after the cops throw Marlowe in jail for not cooperating with their investigation into Lennox's subsequent disappearance. Once he gets out of jail, Marlowe starts to conduct his own search when he discovers that mysterious blonde Eileen Wade (Nina Van Pallandt), who hired him to find her alcoholic novelist husband Roger (Sterling Hayden), lives on the same Malibu street as the absent Lennox and his deceased spouse. As numerous variations on the title song play in unexpected places, Marlowe encounters a shady doctor (Henry Gibson), a bottle-wielding gangster (director Mark Rydell), and a guard aping Barbara Stanwyck (among other stars), before heading to Mexico to stumble onto the truth once and for all.

Played at

NoHo 7, 11.16.17 - 11.16.17
Rated R
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Throwback Thursdays
Runtime: 113 min
Language: English

Director: Robert Altman
Writer(s): Leigh Brackett
Cast: Elliott Gould, Nina Van Pallandt Sterling Hayden