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Farewell My Lovely [Import anglais]
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The first of two Raymond Chandler adaptations starring the mighty Robert Mitchum, Farewell, My Lovely put a capital M (for Marlowe, Menace and Murder) back in the Los Angeles neo-noir. It s 1941 in the city of angels - the police are corrupt, the hotel rooms are cheap and criminality infuses every transaction. Private detective Philip Marlowe (Mitchum) has been hired by an ex-convict looking for his old girlfriend. He s also investigating the murder of a jewellery-loving client. The two cases start to connect while Marlowe develops an attraction to the married but seductive Helen Grayle (Charlotte Rampling). The body count mounts and it looks like Marlowe is next. Dick Richards' unflinching and deadly serious adaptation (the third) of Chandler's novel glistens with a suitably pulpy sheen courtesy of Chinatown and Scarface cinematographer John A. Alonzo's lens work and David Shire's ice cool score, while Mitchum dominates as the rheumatic, world-weary Marlowe. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
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The movie evokes its time: Joe DiMaggio's breathlessly followed 1941 hitting streak. And it succeeds in giving us a sense that December 7, 1941 is inevitably coming: "The day that will live in infamy," then President Roosevelt famously said. The day that began World War II, with the Japanese dawn bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, ( that's not so far from LA). The jazzy score is by David Shire. The cinematography was by John Alonzo, who had just done Chinatown (Special Collector's Edition), the year before; he gives us a real sense of the sun baked, beautiful but sinister city of its setting.
This film should be sufficient to convince anyone that Robert Mitchum was born to play Philip Marlowe. Even though it's true that, in his late 50's at the time, he was a bit old for it. Never mind, that lived-in, world weary, expressive face, with a hint of humor in the heavy-lidded eyes, and the tough old guy body language, is perfect for the role. And Chandler told interviewers he'd visualized Mitchum for the part all along. Mitchum is ably supported by the ever cool, gorgeously sultry Charlotte Rampling as the femme fatale. The cast also includes John Ireland, Sylvia Miles, Anthony Zerbe, Harry Dean Stanton, and a young Sylvester Stallone, in an important, though hardly speaking, bit part.
Things open as a down on his luck Marlowe:" All I own is a hat, a gun, and a suit," he says, is approached by a new, would-be client, giant Moose Malloy, fresh from prison after doing seven years for his girlfriend Velma (Rampling). She's cute as "lace-trimmed pants," the ex-con says, and he wants Marlowe to find her. That investigation will take Marlowe through the highlife, and lowlifes of LA. He'll end up no better off than he was, in fact, the worse for wear. But people he meets on his quest are going to end up even worse.
This is a strong, well-done movie, with an interesting, complex plot. It certainly can stand aside the earlier, black and white classic version.