Film Club: The Long Goodbye
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“It’s OK with me….” Applying his deconstructive eye to the “film noir” tradition, director Altman updated Raymond Chandler in his 1973 version of Chandler’s novel, The Long Goodbye.
Director: Robert Altman Rated: R Runtime: 111 minutes
Cast: Elliott Gould, Jim Bouton, Nina van Pallandt
Private detective Philip Marlowe (Gould) is asked by his old buddy Terry Lennox (Bouton) for a ride to Mexico. He obliges, and when he gets back to Los Angeles is questioned by police about the death of Terry’s wife. Marlowe remains a suspect until it’s reported that Terry has committed suicide in Mexico. Marlowe doesn’t buy it but takes a new case from a beautiful blond, Eileen Wade (van
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