The Long Goodbye (film)
The Long Goodbye is a 1973 neo noir, directed by Robert Altman and based on Raymond Chandler's 1953 novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Leigh Brackett, who co-wrote the screenplay for The Big Sleep in 1946. The film stars Elliott Gould as Philip Marlowe, as well as Sterling Hayden, Nina Van Pallandt, Jim Bouton and Mark Rydell.
The story's time period was updated from 1949/1950 to 1970s Hollywood. The Long Goodbye has been described as "a study of a moral and decent man cast adrift in a selfish, self-obsessed society where lives can be thrown away without a backward glance ... and any notions of friendship and loyalty are meaningless."
Famous quotes containing the words long and/or goodbye:
“In the long run all battles are lost, and so are all wars.”
—H.L. (Henry Lewis)
“The colicky baby who becomes calm, the quiet infant who throws temper tantrums at two, the wild child at four who becomes serious and studious at six all seem to surprise their parents. It is difficult to let go of ones image of a child, say goodbye to the child a parent knows, and get accustomed to this slightly new child inhabiting the known childs body.”
—Ellen Galinsky (20th century)