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“Despite cries of outrage from hard-line Chandler purists, this is, along with Hawks’ The Big Sleep, easily the most intelligent of all screen adaptations of the writer’s work….Altman constructs not only a comment on the changes in values in America over the last three decades, but a critique of film noir mythology: references, both ironic and affectionate, to Chandler (cats and alcoholism) and to earlier private-eye thrillers abound. Shot in gloriously steely colours by Vilmos Zsigmond with a continually moving camera, wondrously scripted by Leigh Brackett (who worked on The Big Sleep), and superbly acted all round, it’s one of the finest movies of the ‘70s.” (Geoff Andrew, TimeOut)
1973 Dir. Robert Altman. 2.35:1 Color DCP 112 min.