“The perfect antidote to neoclassical fastidiousness”
–The New Yorker
“Inventive in its situations and humor”
Twenty-seven years after she co-wrote THE BIG SLEEP for Howard Hawks, Leigh Brackett adapted another Raymond Chandler novel for director Robert Altman. THE LONG GOODBYE is about as different from the earlier film as can be imagined. Elliott Gould plays detective Phillip Marlowe as a sad sack who makes late night trips to the grocery store for his cat’s favorite food, and can barely get out of his own way as he tries to find out why his buddy is being accused of a crime. Devotees of linear detective stories may be disappointed, but fans of shaggy, anarchic ‘70s New Cinema will be in heaven.