For The Long Goodbye, Robert Altman successfully transports Philip Marlowe, incarnated by Elliott Gould, to the over-privileged, full-color 70s. Marlowe is lonely and shabby, yet does not seem an anachronism in the contemporary world. Unlike Bogart's Marlowe, this is a not especially tough Marlowe. He's a bright, conscientiously solemn nut, a guy who hopes for the best but expects the worst. This particular Philip Marlowe, despite evidence to the contrary, persists in believing that not all relationships need be opportunistic or squalid.
KL studio classics [DVD].
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Marlowe, Philip (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Arkin, David, 1941-1991, actor.
Berlinger, Warren, 1937- actor.
Bick, Jerry, film producer.
Bouton, Jim, actor.
Brackett, Leigh, screenwriter.
Brody, Jo Ann, actor.
Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. Long good-bye.
Gibson, Henry, actor.
Gould, Elliott, actor.
Hayden, Sterling, 1916-1986, actor.
Kastner, Elliott, film producer.
Kino Lorber, Inc., film distributor.
Lombardo, Lou, 1932-2002, editor of moving image work.
Mercer, Johnny, 1909-1976, composer (expression)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, production company.
Pallandt, Nina van, 1932- actor.
Rydell, Mark, 1934- actor.
United Artists Corporation, production company.
Williams, John, 1932- composer (expression)
Zsigmond, Vilmos, director of photography.