The Long Goodbye

Robert Altman (director)
Raymond Chandler (novel)
Leigh Brackett (screenwriter)
Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1973. Collection of five vintage studio still photographs from the 1973 film.

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 California and Mexico.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

Arrow 903. Ebert III. Grant US. Rosenbaum 1000. Silver and Ward US Neo-Noir. Spicer US Neo-Noir.

[Book #151620]