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Sun, Jun 7, 2015

Repertory Series ArchiveSunshine Noir

The Long Goodbye

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THE LONG GOODBYE

(1973) dir Robert Altman w/Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Henry Gibson [112 min; 35mm]
Perhaps the quintessential “Sunshine Noir,” Altman’s idiosyncratic adaptation of Chandler’s THE LONG GOODBYE casts the classic private eye Philip Marlowe not as a fast-talking tough guy but as a mumbling nebbish who shuffles his way through a case involving a friend’s apparent suicide.

“Attempts the impossible and pulls it off! Altman’s most entertaining, most richly complex film since M*A*S*H and McCabe and Mrs. Miller.”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times

“Easily the most intelligent of all screen adaptations of the writer’s work. Altman constructs not only a comment on the changes in values in America over the last three decades, but a critique of film noir mythology… Shot in gloriously steely colours by Vilmos Zsigmond with a continually moving camera, wondrously scripted by Leigh Brackett, and superbly acted all round, it’s one of the finest movies of the ’70s.”
– Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London)

“Adapting Raymond Chandler in the present day and casting Elliott Gould in Bogart’s five o’clock shadow… incited charges of cultural vandalism against Altman.” – Elliott Feedore, Brattle Film Notes

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Friday 6/5

INHERENT VICE
at 5:00 8:00 PM

Saturday 6/6 Double Feature

THE BIG LEBOWSKI
at 3:30 9:00 PM
INHERENT VICE
at 12:30 6:00 PM

Sunday 6/7 Double Feature

THE LONG GOODBYE
at 12:30 6:00 PM
INHERENT VICE
at 3:00 8:30 PM

Monday 6/8

HARPER
at 4:30 7:00 9:30 PM

Tuesday 6/9

THE OUTSIDE MAN
at 4:45 7:15 PM
The Late Show! REPO MAN
at 9:30 PM

Wednesday 6/10

CHINATOWN
at 8:30 PM

Thursday 6/11 Double Feature

JACKIE BROWN
at 7:00 PM
TRUE ROMANCE
at 4:30 10:00 PM

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