History Trivia / TheLongGoodbye

24th Apr '16 5:16:14 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Elliot Gould is Phillip Marlowe;
** Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger is one of Augustine's henchmen, though uncredited;
** David Carradine is Socrates, also uncredited.
** The Malibu Colony gate guard is played by Ken Sansom, who was a busy character actor in the 70s before turning to voice acting in the 80s, most notably [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh as Rabbit]] from 1988 to 2010.
** The piano player at the bar is [[Series/TheBobNewhartShow Mr. Carlin]].
* HeyItsThatVoice: The version of the theme song that plays under the opening credits is sung by Jack Sheldon, jazz veteran and [[WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock "I'm Just a Bill"]] singer.
26th Feb '16 3:30:51 PM Ezclee4050
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* HeyItsThatVoice: The version of the theme song that plays under the opening credits is sung by Jack Sheldon, jazz veteran and [[WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock "I'm Just a Bill"]] singer.
21st Feb '16 4:46:14 PM Ezclee4050
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* TheDanza: Several of the minor characters--Jo Ann Brody as Jo Ann (Augustine's mistress), Rutanya Alda as Rutanya (one of Marlowe's hippie neighbors), Jack Riley as Riley (the piano player).
21st Feb '16 4:40:46 PM Ezclee4050
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* ThrowItIn: It's a Creator/RobertAltman film, so there's lots of this. Elliott Gould ad-libbed many of Marlowe's quips. The shot of the two amorously-engaged dogs on the street of the Mexican village obviously wasn't planned but was memorable enough to stay in the film.
10th Feb '16 4:28:24 AM Ezclee4050
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: United Artists botched its initial release by promoting it as a straight DetectiveDrama. A few months later they re-released it but the marketing implied that it was a rollicking {{Parody}} of Literature/PhilipMarlowe , when it's more like a darkly satiric {{Retool}}.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: United Artists botched its initial release by promoting it as a straight DetectiveDrama. A few months later they re-released it but the marketing implied that it was a rollicking {{Parody}} of Literature/PhilipMarlowe , Literature/PhilipMarlowe, when it's really more like a darkly satiric {{Retool}}.
10th Feb '16 4:27:26 AM Ezclee4050
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: United Artists botched its initial release by promoting it as a straight DetectiveDrama. A few months later they re-released it but the marketing implied that it was a rollicking {{Parody}} of Literature/PhilipMarlowe , when it's more like a darkly satiric {{Retool}}.
10th Feb '16 4:08:34 AM Ezclee4050
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** The piano player at the bar is [[Series/TheBobNewhartShow Mr. Carlin]].
* PlayingAgainstType:
** Elliott Gould, who specialized in playing neurotic, eccentric New Yorkers, as a HardboiledDetective from LA, was of the NewHollywood era's most celebrated examples of this.
** Henry Gibson, best known at the time for his {{Adorkable}} characters on ''RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'', as the dour, amoral Dr. Verringer.
9th Feb '16 10:30:36 PM Ezclee4050
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** The Malibu Colony gate guard is played by Ken Sansom, who was a busy character actor in the 70s before turning to voice acting in the 80s, most notably [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh as Rabbit]] from 1988 to 2010.
9th Feb '16 10:22:11 PM Ezclee4050
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* VindicatedByHistory: A box office failure in 1973 that was derided by Marlowe purists, it's now recognized as a classic, with some critics even arguing that its version of Marlowe is truer to Raymond Chandler's vision of the character than any other film.
9th Feb '16 10:18:19 PM Ezclee4050
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* VindicatedByHistory: A box office failure in 1973 that was derided by Marlowe purists, it's now recognized as a classic, with some critics even arguing that its version of Marlowe is truer to Raymond Chandler's vision of the character than any other film.
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