> (Elliot Gould said)
> "The Chandler estate is supporting it. Because I played Marlowe once, I have their approval to play him again. They regard The Long Goodbye as the only film that properly represents Chandler, aside from the original films with Humphrey Bogart."
> Is this correct?
It can't be. "Films"? As in plural? A typo? Gould doesn't know what he was talking about? Or was it the reporter?
Bogart only played Marlowe once on film. Unless someone thought THE MALTESE FALCON was a Chandler novel. Which, given Bogie's similar performance, isn't completely impossible.
Anywa, to tell you the truth, the notion of a "Chandler estate" at this point is a little scary. He's been dead for years, and he never had kids. We probably care more about his legacy right here at Rara Avis than some profit-obsessed bean counters.
The never-ending argument about THE LONG GOODBYE -- for which none of us are getting paid -- is proof enough of that.
Kevin Burton Smith
The Thrilling Detective Web Site
"Wasting your time on the web since 1998."
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