Farewell, My Lovely
First screened in December 2006 / Most recently screened in June 2016
Director: Dick Richards. Cast: Robert Mitchum, John Ireland, Jack O'Halloran, Charlotte Rampling, Harry Dean Stanton, Anthony Zerbe, Sylvia Miles, Joe Spinell, Kate Murtagh, Sylvester Stallone, John O'Leary, Walter McGinn, Burton Gilliam, Jim Thompson. Screenplay: David Zelag Goodman (based on the novel by Raymond Chandler).

Twitter Capsule: Noir pastiche with no charge and no palpable inner life. Few of the actors seem engaged. Desultory direction.

VOR:   I could raise this mark a little: it is interesting to see the hard-boiled genre revived, somewhat reimagined, somewhat exactly as it was. But Jesus, just rent The Long Goodbye.

Photo © 1975 Embassy Pictures/ITC Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D+

(in December 2006: D)

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Sylvia Miles

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