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The Long Goodbye
2008-09-19 08:44
by Alex Belth
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Over at CNN, Jim Bouton remembers Yankee Stadium (peace to Gamingboy at Baseball Think Factory for the link). 


2008-09-19 09:03:18
1.   Alex Belth
Curry Brand cat food...this is the Coen bros favorite Altman movie. Good key cameo by Bouton.
2008-09-19 09:13:32
2.   Cliff Corcoran
Great piece by Bouton. Thanks for the link, Alex.
2008-09-19 09:24:51
3.   Alex Belth
Bouton has some harsh words for the new stadium, as you'd expect, in Harvey Frommer's Stadium book.
2008-09-19 09:30:23
4.   Shaun P
For anyone with XM, Chuck Wilson is hosting a thing about the Stadium, and right now they are playing famous play by play calls - they are going through the no hitters right now.

Abbott's is my favorite, because its the first one I remember. I was too little to watch when Rags did it.

Of course its a lot of Sterling, but for Abbott, they used the TV account - the first time I've heard Dewayne Staats' voice as a Yankee announcer in a long time.

2008-09-19 09:39:28
5.   standuptriple
4 That's one of my favorite features on 175. The perspective and the commentary are fantasticly intertwined.
2008-09-19 09:41:33
6.   skybluestoday
Boy, was Altman ever on a roll there in the early 1970s, or what? Eight movies in five years -- six of which I think are bone fide classics (including this one). He followed "The Long Goodbye" with "Thieves Like Us," "California Split," and "Nashville," bang-bang-bang, all in a row. Wow! Quite a track record.
2008-09-19 17:13:16
7.   Matt B
Alex, you shoulda gone for the redesigned poster by Mad Magazine's Jack Davis, once UA realized they couldn't sell it like a typical Marlowe flick.
Seems like most Chandler freaks hate Altman's movie, but I love it. Granted, I'm an Altman freak as well as a Chandler freak.

6 California Split is one of the great lost flicks of the 70s - it needs a rediscovery.

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