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The Long Goodbye Blu-Ray

The Long Goodbye Blu-Ray

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NOTHING SAYS GOODBYE LIKE A BULLET

When private eye Philip Marlowe (Elliott Gould) is visited by an old friend, this sets in train a series of events in which he’s hired to search for a missing novelist (Sterling Hayden) and finds himself on the wrong side of vicious gangsters.

So far so faithful to Raymond Chandler, but Robert Altman’s inspired adaptation of the writer’s most personal novel takes his legendary detective and relocates him to the selfish, hedonistic culture of 1970s Hollywood, where he finds that his old-fashioned notions of honour and loyalty carry little weight, and even his smoking (universal in film noir) is now frowned upon.
Widely misunderstood at the time, The Long Goodbye is now regarded as one of Altman’s best films and one of the outstanding American films of its era, with Gould’s shambling, cat-obsessed Marlowe ranking alongside more outwardly faithful interpretations by Humphrey Bogart and Robert Mitchum.
SKU: 5027035010717

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Actors: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden

Director: Robert Altman

Special Features: Rip Van Marlowe: an interview with director Robert Altman and star Elliott Gould, Vilmos Zsigmond Flashes The Long Goodbye: an interview with the legendary cinematographer, Giggle and Give In: Paul Joyce's acclaimed documentary profile of Robert Altman with contributions from Altman/Gould/Shelly duvall/assistant director Alan Rudolph/and screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury, Elliott Gould Q&A: the star discusses the film with crime novelist Michael Connelly, David Thompson on Robert Altman: the editor of Altman on Altman and producer of the BBC's Robert Altman in England talks about The Long Goodbye's place in Altman's filmography, Tom Williams on Raymond Chandler: the novelist's biographer outlines his life and work and discusses Altman's adaptation of The Long Goodbye, Maxim Jakubowski on Hard Boiled Fiction: the crime writer and critic discusses the emergence of hard boiled detective characters from the pages of the pulp magazines from the 1920s through to the 1950s, Original theatrical trailer, Radio spots

Release Year: 1973

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Format: Blu-Ray

Label: Arrow Video

Region Coding: Region B

Language: English

Subtitles: English SDH

Case Type: Blu-Ray Case

Genre:

  • Crime
  • Drama

Technical Details

Run Time: 112 mins

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Video Format: PAL

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