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mneeley490 posted:
steve8 posted:

California Split

Another Altman flick from the 70's with Elliot Gould and George Segal. Not bad. I think Gould must have had a lot of fun in the 70's.

Probably so. I think he was in Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice around the same time.

One of Gould's best, and least known films, is The Silent Partner which I always describe as a, "What's he going to do next movie?" movie. Very entertaining film written by Curtis Hansen almost 20 years before writing and directing LA Confidential. Another great overlooked Gould movie is Alan Arkin's film adaption of the black comedy play Little Murders by Jules Feiffer. Arkin has a hilarious minor role as a paranoid and frustrated police detective.

The 70's really was the decade of Gould. He even made a not too bad Ingmar Bergman film, The Touch with Bibi Andersson (!) as his costar. His greatest film of the decade (yes, everything I say is IMHO) is the surprisingly faithful to the spirit, modern day update of Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye directed by Robert Altman. Who of course brought Gould to fame with the earlier released film MASH.

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