Re: RARA-AVIS: Moral or Immoral?

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 24 Feb 2007

-----Original Message-----
>From: Doug Bassett <>
>Sent: Feb 23, 2007 9:07 PM
>Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Moral or Immoral?
>Didn't this whole discussion start from Altman's
>version of LONG GOODBYE. I don't like Altman and have
>never seen the movie, but I understand it to be a
>revisionist take on the Chandler character, no?
>Revisionism is a lazy man's crutch for insight:
>pointing out that Marlowe, or characters like him, are
>romantic idealized figures that could never exist in a
>"heroic way", anyway, in reality seems to me, again,
>to miss the point.

Ah, finally someone manages to trash The Long Goodbye - and Altman - without even bothering to see the movie.

I'm surprised it took this long.

So, here's one for the class:

Is criticizing a movie or book that you have not actually seen or read:

A) moral B) immoral C) amoral D) none of the above


P.S. - While I am a big fan of Robert Altman's, even I accept the fact that he was incredibly hit or miss. He bats about .500, but he went to bat more often than most directors of his generation. And I do manage to find some of his misses more interesting than some other director's "hits." Not better. Just more interesting.

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