Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1972. Vintage studio still photograph of Robert Altman, Nina van Pallandt, and Elliott Gould on the set of the 1973 film.
Neo-noir based on the 1953 novel by Raymond Chandler, the sixth Philip Marlowe book. Screenwriter Leigh Brackett, who also co-wrote the screenplay for "The Big Sleep" (1946), updated not just the setting from the 1950s to the 1970s, but the attitudes, themes, and relationships as well. The result was less of a straight adaptation than it was a satire of the traditional detective story, a New Hollywood classic.
Shot on location in Los Angeles, Malibu, Hollywood, and Mexico
10.25 x 8 inches. Near Fine.
Arrow 903. Ebert III. Grant US. Rosenbaum 1000. Silver and Ward US Neo-Noir. Spicer US Neo-Noir.