FAREWELL, MY LOVELY (1975)

Farewell, My Lovely

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In Brief: One of my favorite Robert Mitchum performances, and one of the best ever portrayals of Raymond Chandler's character Philip Marlowe, Dick Richards' 1973 Farewell, My Lovely holds its own against the best nostalgia noir of the '70s, Chinatown included. Marlowe is the role Mitchum was born to play, and even in his late 50s he fits the bill better than almost any actor to take on the part. Richards plays the material straight, and his affinity for the genre is clear, even if it occasionally verges on over-romanticization of its tropes. Fans of Mitchum, Marlowe and movies that are good should make the trek to see this one if they haven't already. Rescheduled from January. The Hendersonville Film Society will show Farewell, My Lovely on Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.
Score:
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Genre: Film Noir
Director: Dick Richards
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles, Jack O'Halloran, Anthony Zerbe
Rated: R

The Hendersonville Film Society will show Farewell, My Lovely on Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

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