The following paragraph from the review you pointed to sums
things up pretty well the diverse reaction to this
"If you don't go in expecting Chandler or a straight
detective yarn, you may well fall madly in love with this
oddball Long Goodbye. Not Altman's "best" or most ambitiously
original work, but definitely my favorite."
A corollary to this statement I guess would be if you go in
expecting Chandler you may well madly hate this film...
Like Terrill, I don't necessary take Altman thinking of
Marlowe as a loser as a negative or an indication that Altman
was trying to disparage Chandler's work. Hell, Rockford
Files, which I always saw as the heir apparent to Marlowe,
had Jimbo pretty much as a loser also, but in a sympathetic
way, somewhat endearing way.
> Sorry about that. I forgot the "http://" part that makes it an
> link. It should be:
> JIM DOHERTY
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