Oh, this is the cream of the crop...
I was superglued to my television when it was first shown and recently bought it on DVD.
Was afraid that it might have aged badly, but no.
Still full of fantastic acting, fantastic writing, unbelievable use of music and editorial techniques.
Written by the notorious Dennis Potter.
Directed by Jon Amiel..
starring Michael Gambon,
Lyndon Davies, as the young Philip Marlowe (Gambon)
Fantastically intricated story with four narrative dimensions.
The pulp fiction writer Philip Marlowe, hospitalized with extreme psoriasis and arthritis.
A pulpish, feverish and hallucinated post-WWII world, where Marlowe himself appears as "The Singing Detective".
Where every dimension meets.
A fantastic structure which still leaves me in awe of the genius behind the scene.
Catharsis on a very high level.
Strongly recommended, (and do stay off the puny & putrid feature length US remake which surfaced a couple of years ago ).
"Am I not wrong? Neither am I wrong!"
An excerpt courtesy of "You Tube":