Philip Marlowe

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by LuckyLighter, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. LuckyLighter

    LuckyLighter Familiar Face

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    All this talking about film noir, The Golden Era, fedoras, etc., jogged my memory and reminded me about a (seemingly) forgotten HBO series from the early Eighties called, "Philip Marlowe, Private Eye," starring Powers Booth. I was a little too young at the time to completely appreciate it for what it was, yet it was really my introduction to the world of hardboiled detectives.

    I found a link on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096677/ if anybody's interested.

    But I am curious...does anyone else here remember this series?
     
  2. Marlowe

    Marlowe One of the Regulars

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    I have it on DVD. Got it from Amazon.com, as I recall. It's really good. (And I'm picky.)
     
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  3. Doctor Damage

    Doctor Damage My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    This series is great and for me at least it captures the whole Marlowe tone and look and seediness, especially in the first season. There's a million snappy one-liners to memorize. Powers Boothe is excellent and he has a great supporting cast. I expect to watch this series every year going forward. Here's a screenshot of his i.d. from season one, episode four.

    marlow s1e4.jpg
     
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  4. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat Call Me a Cab

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  5. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    I watched a few of these when the series came out here in '85 or '86. I honestly can't remember anything about it.
     

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