Farewell, My Lovely

Friday, February 26 - Sunday, February 28, 2016

35mm print

“After Altman’s intensive analysis of Philip Marlowe in The Long Goodbye, it’s hard to imagine another straightforward adaptation. Yet FAREWELL, MY LOVELY deliberately courts nostalgia with lovingly recreated ’40s settings and film techniques recalling the thrillers of the time, besides the casting of Mitchum, who made his name in just such films… The film’s triumph is Mitchum’s definitive Marlowe, which captures perfectly the character’s down-at-heel integrity and erratic emotional involvement with his cases. Purists may find the script’s tinkering with Marlowe’s character irritating. But there are plenty of compensations: strong supporting performances, moody renderings of the underbelly of Los Angeles nightlife, and a jigsaw plot with Marlowe’s chase through seven homicides to find an ex-nightclub singer, six years disappeared.” – Time Out (London)

Please note: The 35mm print that we received from the studio is an older copy that is now red-tinted. Unfortunately, this is the only print of the film that they own.

Part of the series “Weekend Classics: Charlotte Rampling”

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1975
  • Running Time 95 minutes
  • Director Dick Richards

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