Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 06:37:37 -0000
From: "DAmoynihan" < firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: The Chill by Ross Macdonald
/Chandler offs an obvious Hammett in The Long Goodbye, after
first enmasculating him.
//Aside: Elliot Gould as Marlowe?
The case can probably be made that Chandler was referencing
Hammett and Hellman in his short story, A Couple of Writers.
But I don't think Hammett was the model for Roger Wade in The
Long Goodbye. A better candidate would have been James Jones
which, as I recall, was what Robert Altman had in mind when
he originally cast Dan Blocker in the movie. It has also been
suggested that the character was autobiographical.
As for Elliot Gould, why not? Clearly a better choice than
George Montgomery, James Caan or Danny Glover.
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