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This review is from: The Long Goodbye [DVD] (1973) (DVD)
This is a superb adaptation of Raymond Chandlers famous story. Elliot Gould, in his best ever role, is perfectly cast as private detective Philip Marlowe. The opening scenes alone warrant purchase of this disc. In the early hours of the morning Marlowe has to get his cat the right food. This is funny and introduces you nicely to the slovenly Marlowe.
It helps that the films is directed by one of the great American filmmakers Robert Altman, who also directed M.A.S.H., Nashville and The Player. Sterling Hayden is fantastic as Wade, a scary Hemingway like writer with violent and depressive tendencies.
I have watched this film quite a few times now and have never noticed a problem with the transfer quality. An essential movie for any film collection.