The Long Goodbye- June 4th

The Long Goodbye (1973)
English- Crime Drama
Rated “R”
Runtime- 112 min.
dir. Robert Altman
 

I’ve always liked movies that manage to fall into a certain genre, while also managing to make some changes to the category.

Story/Writing: 2/2

A really poignant story about an outdated detective, Philip Marlowe, as he untangles a confusing web of lies and deceit.

Acting: 1.5/2

Elliott Gould is really good in the lead as Marlowe, but the rest of the cast is a little wishy-washy at times.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

A lot of really cool on-location shooting, but there were a lot of strange framing and editing techniques that don’t really fit.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

Good use of sound and effects, making the most of a little.  The soundtrack has some good ideas, but overuses its one main theme, making it quickly stale.  There’s only so many times I can listen to differently arranged versions of the same song!

Misc: 1.5/2

VERDICT: 8/10

Good for you gumshoe fans who want to see something new.

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