The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973) wr. Leigh Brackett (f.), Raymond Chandler's 1953 novel; Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden

I haven't seen this yet. If I do watch it (after I've read the book) it will only because Raymond Chandler wrote the story. I don't expect much from the film - tho I have an open mind, and Altman has a helluva rep.

Chandler's books are so egregiously good because of his craftsmanship, his style - everything that has to be left out of a film, in which cinematic 'language' is employed, rather than verbal.

Update. I've now seen this (again, as it turned out). It's a good Altman film, based very loosely on the novel.

References and Links

IMDb page.

Wikipedia page for the film/novel.

Roger Ebert's 2006 review.

Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 29 September, 2021 | Now: 25 December, 2021