History Film / TheLongGoodbye

29th Mar '17 4:36:44 PM Ezclee4050
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* ChandlersLaw: Some people complained about the film changing the ending of the novel, even though the new ending invoked the law named after Raymond Chandler in the first place.
13th Mar '17 2:08:24 AM Ezclee4050
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* CreatorCameo: If you blink during the scene where Marlowe gets taken to the hospital, you'll miss Robert Altman as the guy sitting in the passenger seat of the ambulance.
7th Feb '17 7:58:08 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheNicknamer: Roger Wade has nicknames for almost everybody.



* TheNicknamer: Roger Wade has nicknames for almost everybody.
18th Jan '17 11:57:36 AM korpse_man
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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Marlowe gets it bad for Ellen. [[spoiler:Unfortunately she is using him.]]
21st Sep '16 1:22:53 AM PaulA
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''The Long Goodbye'' is a 1973 film directed by Creator/RobertAltman and starring Elliott Gould as detective Literature/PhilipMarlowe. It was adapted from the Creator/RaymondChandler novel of the same name by Creator/LeighBrackett (who earlier co-wrote the most famous film version of Chandler's ''Film/TheBigSleep'').

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''The Long Goodbye'' is a 1973 film directed by Creator/RobertAltman and starring Elliott Gould as detective Literature/PhilipMarlowe. It was adapted from the Creator/RaymondChandler [[Literature/TheLongGoodbye novel of the same name name]] by Creator/LeighBrackett (who earlier co-wrote the most famous film version of Chandler's ''Film/TheBigSleep'').
3rd Jun '16 9:38:58 PM TrustBen
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Roger Wade's heavy beard, heavier drinking, braggadoccio, and suicidal tendencies all paint him as a late-period Creator/ErnestHemingway.



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%%* PoliceAreUseless* PoliceAreUseless: The police harass Marlowe, but otherwise seem to just accept what anyone tells them about the Lennox case without question.
* PreMortemOneLiner: [[spoiler: '''Marlowe''': Yeah, I even lost my cat.]]


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* WoundedGazelleGambit: While they're questioning Marlowe, one detective pushes him into the other so they can run him in for assaulting an officer.
23rd Apr '16 10:04:58 PM JulianLapostat
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Marlowe's old friend Terry Lennox comes by in some sort of trouble, asking for a ride to Tijuana, which Marlowe provides. This winds up getting Marlowe in hot water with the LAPD, when it turns out that Lennox's wife Susan was murdered and Terry is the prime suspect. Meanwhile, Eileen Wade hires Marlowe to find her missing husband, noted author Roger Wade--and it turns out that the Wades' Malibu home is right down the beach from the Lennoxes. Things get even more complicated when crime boss Marty Augustine comes to Marlowe's apartment demanding $355,000 that Lennox was supposed to deliver but instead has absconded with.

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Marlowe's old friend Terry Lennox comes by in some sort of trouble, asking for a ride to Tijuana, which Marlowe provides. This winds up getting Marlowe in hot water with the LAPD, when it turns out that Lennox's wife Susan was murdered and Terry is the prime suspect. Meanwhile, Eileen Wade hires Marlowe to find her missing husband, noted author Roger Wade--and Wade (Creator/SterlingHayden)--and it turns out that the Wades' Malibu home is right down the beach from the Lennoxes. Things get even more complicated when crime boss Marty Augustine comes to Marlowe's apartment demanding $355,000 that Lennox was supposed to deliver but instead has absconded with.
10th Feb '16 5:00:05 PM Ezclee4050
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Marty Augustine.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Marty Augustine.Augustine is fairly personable in-between his bursts of brutality.
10th Feb '16 4:55:37 PM Ezclee4050
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Marty Augustine.
10th Feb '16 6:09:42 AM JulianLapostat
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* HappyDance: [[spoiler:Marlowe does this at the end after killing Lennox and walking past Ellen]].


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* ShoutOut: To all kinds of private-eye movies and stories.
** The scene where Marlowe puts on black face is modelled on a scene in Creator/JeanLucGodard's ''Pierrot le Fou'' where Jean-Paul Belmondo paints his face blue.
** The ending where [[spoiler:Marlowe walks past Ellen Wade is a spoof on the end of Film/TheThirdMan. Here the roles are reversed. TheHero walks past and ignores the FemmeFatale and rather than being melancholy and serious, Marlowe is in a good mood]].
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