#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the middle of the night, private eye Philip Marlowe drives his friend Terry Lennox to the Mexican border. When Marlowe returns home police are waiting for him and learns that Terry’s wife Sylvia has been killed. He’s arrested as an accessory but released after a few days and is told the case is closed since Terry Lennox has seemingly committed suicide in Mexico. Marlowe is visited by mobster Marty Augustine who wants to know what happened to the $350,000 Lennox was supposed to deliver for him. Meanwhile, Marlowe is hired by Eileen Wade to find her husband Roger who has a habit of disappearing when he wants to dry out but she can’t find him in any any of his usual haunts. He finds him at Dr. Veringer’s clinic and brings him. It soon becomes obvious to Marlowe that Terry’s death, the Wades and Augustine are all somehow interconnected. Figuring out just what those connections are however will be anything but easy.
Plot: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
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Marlowe, The Marlboro Man
Usually smoking, and sometimes smirking, Elliott Gould mumbles and stumbles his way through Altman’s re-invention of this gumshoe novel by Raymond Chandler. The film’s unexpectedly interesting ending suggests a good story, but you’d never know it from the film’s plot, which rambles and meanders, seemingly without purpose, a pointless talk-fest wherein Marlowe interacts with the cops, a femme fatale, a buddy who wants to disappear, and assorted hoods and mobsters. It’s all rather sordid and seedy as you would expect, except that it’s brought up to date, for 1973, and in its “hipness” and sophistication becomes something of a parody of 1940’s private-eye flicks. Gould’s Marlowe is annoyingly smug, with a too casual manner. And I found none of the other characters to be sympathetic or likable.
The dialogue and the acting are stilted and self-conscious. In one party sequence that takes place on the beach, Dr. Verringer (Henry Gibson) insists that he get his money. The guests stand around, as if they are movie extras brought in for this one day of shooting. The viewer can easily imagine microphones just over the heads of the principal actors, and personnel just off-screen, waiting for Altman to yell: “Cut”. Along with other scenes, it looks forced and staged.
The film’s best attribute is its cinematography. I especially like the sequence showing human figures retreating into the surf at night. Combined with the sound of ocean waves, it makes for an interesting segment.
Some viewers love this film because of Altman’s direction and Gould’s performance. Others hate it because it so deviates from Chandler’s original story. I personally did not like the film, mostly because of Marlowe, himself, and because of the tangled and convoluted plot, populated by loquacious characters who I found totally not interesting.
Hooray for Hollywood?
Seventies classic. Is it still good? Yes you bet, that’s why it is called a classic, those are by definition timeless! But it is a very laid back, slowburning seventies movie, that is probably not suited for the masses, who might long to see a straight, fast action packed thriller, which it is not. But that lack of straight, fast action packed scenes, only enhances it’s cool appeal, because “The Long Goodbye” most certainly is cool…
“The Long Goodbye” portrays a cool, yet rundown private eye who gets framed for a crime he didnt commit. The story revolves around finding the true culprit of the crime. Nothing new here. Then what is so special about it? The already mentioned “cool factor” makes this movie so special.
Elliot Gould, (who plays the character Philip Marlowe), is born with a cigarette in his mouth. This private eye only cares about his cat and his cigarettes. He is Mister Cool himself. No matter what is thrown at him, he will react with a smart *ss remark. Saw many reruns of it on television and it is just one of those movies that keeps pleasing me, because secretly I wanna be as cool as detective Philip Marlowe as well…
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Robert Altman
Writer Leigh Brackett (screenplay), Raymond Chandler (novel)
Actors Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company United Artists
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision PSR R-200, Panavision C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex, Panavision C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,075 m (Finland), 3,150 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5254)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm