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Matt Scudder Jeff Bridges is the patron saint of alcoholic detectives. He used to be a New York cop, but a bad run in with the bottle and some bullets put the kibosh on that career path prematurely.
Chopping his A. Trying to decipher the plot would take longer than watching the actual movie. At one point considered the heir apparent to Chandler and Hammett, author Ross Macdonald has somehow been swept away with time. His eighteen novels, centered on P. Fortunately, the creativity remains. No longer the sweet talking Marlowe or the gruff Mike Hammer, Harper uses coy mind games and manipulations to get the info he needs.
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The film stars a top-notch Nicolas Cage as Tom Welles, private investigator for the ritzy crowds. Schumacher dials down every glamorous instinct he has to a crawl, and the results are breathtakingly morbid. The film was universally shrugged off in , and has since been tucked away in the careers of both Schumacher and Cage; but while it may consist of back alley content, this unsung masterpiece deserves to sit front and center.
This time around, s P. Have fun, Harry. While you still can. Parker pulls a surprise twist for the ages with this one, but not before subjecting the viewer to one of the great psychological mysteries of its time.
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It prods and shocks even thirty years after its release, but this taboo tendency is also what makes it so integral to the detective genre. By subjecting its protagonist to the darkest corners of madness, the film tore a daring new path for P. The end product was a hazily bold masterpiece.
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It helps that he spends most of his time listening to a cast Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Owen Wilson with enough charisma to fill a dozen films, but never is he lost in the shuffle of sunny dispositions. Anderson really outdid himself on this one. Noir finally joined forces with psychedelia — and the results are trippy, man. The iconic P. And as the famous detective, Gould brings this unique take to life through jaunty small talk and a permanent wince. Whether rubbing ink on his face or getting outsmarted by his cat, the days of sweet talker Marlowe are long gone.
Turning back the Marlowe timeline a bit, this adaptation remained a personal favorite of Raymond Chandler until his death in This time, Philip Marlowe Bogart is hired by an aging millionaire to nab a blackmailer currently extorting his daughter. And of course, a tug at this thread eventually undoes an entire collection of cover ups and deaths along the California coast. Killer gorillas menace an ex-CIA agent, a primatologist and others on a mission in Africa. A scientist seeks alien beings after receiving mysterious messages from deep space via radio telescope dishes.
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