Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Long Goodbye (1973)

dir. Robert Altman

Philip Marlowe’s (Elliott Gould) apartment house – The High Tower Apartments, 2178 High Tower Drive, Los Angeles, California

Marlowe goes to an all-night supermarket to buy cat food – Jons (now closed), 1234 N. LaBrea Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Marlowe is thrown in jail - Lincoln Heights Jail; 401 N. Avenue 19, Los Angeles, California

The entrance to Malibu Colony – Malibu Road at Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California

Marlowe goes to see Eileen Wade (Nina Van Pallandt) who hires him to find her husband Roger (Sterling Hayden) – 23844 Malibu Road, Malibu, California

Marlowe finds Roger Wade at 'Burbank Care Center' – Las Encinas Hospital, 2900 East Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena, California

The Wades beachfront house - 23844 Malibu Road, Malibu, California

Marlowe comes to Mexico to find out what really happened to his friend Terry Lennox – Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico; still searching for the exact location

A funeral procession – Convento Dominico de la Natividad, Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico

Marlowe sees Eileen’s car – 10880 Wilshire Boulevard (on the Westwood Boulevard side), Los Angeles, California

Eileen’s car is coming out of a parking garage - 10880 Wilshire Boulevard (on the Westwood Boulevard side), Los Angeles, California

Eileen’s car at the intersection of Westwood Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Marlowe chases Eileen’s car - Westwood Boulevard at Lindbrook Drive, Los Angeles, California

Westwood Boulevard at Kinross Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Marlowe is hit by a car while running across the street - Kinross Avenue at Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Marlowe offers two Mexican officials "a James Madison" in exchange for the truth about Terry Lennox - Municipio de Tepoztlán, Calle Envila, Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico

Avenida 5 de Mayo at Calle Envila, Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico

Marlowe is on his way to see Lennox - Chiconcuac de Juárez, Mexico; still searching for the exact location

Lennox’s hideout - Chiconcuac de Juárez, Mexico; still searching for the exact location

See also...


Chinatown

L.A. Confidential

10 comments:

  1. Tepoztlan is in the Mexican state of Morelos, not "Morales". Tepoztlan is not far from Cuernavaca.

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  2. why did Altman use obscure Mexican locales?

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    1. They aren't that obscure. There are several popular tourist destinations in that area.

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  3. Thanks for this. Do you know the locations of Marty Augustine's apartment or the hospital Marlowe goes to?

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    1. If I remember correctly, it's not shown from the outside.

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  4. Neither of them, nor the restaurant where Marlowe picks up his messages, show exteriors. I am mapping locations---interiors and exteriors---as part of a larger academic project on the spatial culture of cities in movies. If you come across anything on these locations, I hope you will post it. Meanwhile, I appreciate this page a lot. It is the only source for this film, which appears to be seeing a little revived interest: http://www.bam.org/film/2014/sunshine-noir
    http://www.popmatters.com/review/193267-the-long-goodbye-thieves-like-us/
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/06/movies/robert-altmans-the-long-goodbye-is-popular-again.html?_r=0

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  5. How do you know that the grocery story is that location?

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    1. It was mentioned in the book "L.A. Noir"

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