The Long Goodbye (1973)

Robert Altman’s masterly adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel tells of betrayal, murder and moral codes.

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Introduction

The Long Goodbye centres on Philip Marlowe (Gould), a private detective whose outmoded code of honour is at odds with the mores of early 70s LA, thus rendering him ill-equipped to judge the characters and motives of those around him.

Altman contrasts the vintage architecture of Marlowe’s cosy High Tower Drive apartment with the spacey beach mansions of Malibu.

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