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Re: Neo-noir with Eddie & Ben on TCM Fridays in July…
I'm sure there will be many suggestions, but if this is a debut assortment to what I hope will be an ongoing series, I would think The Long Goodbye might be essential because it takes a traditional noir antihero in Philip Marlowe and transforms him into something completely different for the more decadent times, thus giving an actual example of what differentiates neo-noir from classic film noir.
I don't know how many viewer reviews I've read from people who watched The Long Goodbye and couldn't stand or understand Elliot Gould's character portrayal or the movie. This would be a chance to explain the nuances of his performance and also provide a prime opening to explain neo-noir.