History Film / TheLongGoodbye

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]].
10th Feb '16 6:07:05 AM JulianLapostat
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* AuthorAvatar: Roger Wade is made into one for Raymond Chandler in the film. Indeed, Altman said that he was far more inspired by Chandler's letters and diaries in making this film than the original novel.
9th Feb '16 10:24:35 PM Ezclee4050
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* ThemeTuneCameo: Taken to its logical extreme. With the exception of "Hooray for Hollywoood" in the opening and closing of the movie, the only song heard in the movie is various arrangements of the theme song, "The Long Goodbye" used diegetically. So when a character turns on the radio, that's the song that plays, when a character is at a bar there's a piano player singing that song, in the supermarket, a muzak version is playing on the overhead, and when the nudist, hippie, neighbors, are chanting, they're chanting the theme also.

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* ThemeTuneCameo: Taken to its logical extreme. With the exception of "Hooray for Hollywoood" in the opening and closing of the movie, the only song heard in the movie is various arrangements of the theme song, "The Long Goodbye" used diegetically. So when a character turns on the radio, that's the song that plays, when a character is at a bar there's a piano player singing that song, in the supermarket, a muzak version is playing on the overhead, and when the nudist, hippie, neighbors, are chanting, they're chanting the theme also. The lyrics even {{Lampshade}} this:
-->''Can you recognize the theme?''
18th Dec '15 3:21:25 PM WildeOscar
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Marty Augustine's thugs are genuinely shocked when he hits his girlfriend in the face with a Coke bottle.
8th Oct '15 8:53:05 PM maxwellsilver
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Supposedly Altman wanted the film to be one, UpToEleven, of the whole "Private-Eye" genre--to the point where it would actually more or less put an ''end'' [[GenreKiller to these kinds of movies.]] Didn't happen, of course.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Supposedly Altman wanted the film to be one, UpToEleven, of the whole "Private-Eye" genre--to genre -- to the point where it would actually more or less put an ''end'' [[GenreKiller to these kinds of movies.]] Didn't happen, of course.



* FakingTheDead: Lennox is still alive.

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* FakingTheDead: Lennox is still alive. [[spoiler:But not for long.]]



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* WritersBlock: Roger Wade suffers from this.

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* WritersBlock: Roger Wade suffers from this.this.
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