Byron gets his first shot at leading the conversation by taking listeners to the dark and dangerous world of the 1970s detective. His three films begin with the iconic debut of Shaft starring Richard Roundtree followed by an updated version of Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye directed by Robert Altman and the unravelling mysterious are wrapped up with Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. Though if you asked Iain to explain Inherent Vice to you, you might as well be as confused as he was.
What do these three gumshoe cinematic outings show us about the world of private eyes? The answer lies within the conversation.
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Byron Pitt’s Show Notes Corner
Welcome back to Show Note Corner. Here’s some more reviews and notes about the films that were picked for the episode. As before, us two at Cinematic Dramatic may not necessarily agree with the articles on here, nor will there always be time in each episode to talk about some of the ideas that some of the articles bring. But the links and notes are there for those who may wish to look further into some of the films and topics we discuss.
The Long Goodbye
- The story’s time period was updated from 1949–50 to 1970s Hollywood. The Long Goodbye has been described as “a study of a moral and decent man cast adrift in a selfish, self-obsessed society where lives can be thrown away without a backward glance … and any notions of friendship and loyalty are meaningless.” – O’Brien, Daniel. “Robert Altman: Hollywood Survivor.”
- Writer of the long goodbye, Raymond Chandler,talks about the rules of detective pulp fiction.
- We should have paused recording to get his name right.
- Robert Altman was initially reluctant to take on a film version of Raymond Chandler’s novel.
- Noel Murray’s home video review for the Dissolve.
- Godfather of film podcasts; Filmspotting, talked about The Long Goodbye as part of their New Hollywood Marathon
- Keith Phipps on New Hollywood gumshoes.
- The term “inherent vice” refers to a property of or defect in a physical object that causes it to deteriorate due to the fundamental instability of its components. In the legal sense, inherent vice may make an item an unacceptable risk to a carrier or insurer. If the characteristic or defect is not visible, and if the carrier or the insurer has not been warned of it, neither of them may be liable for any claim arising solely out of the inherent vice.
- Robbie Collin provides a smoke fuelled cheat sheet for those looking to watch Inherent Vice
- Marc Maron interviews Paul Thomas Anderson in his candid podcast
- Byron’s own thoughts on Inherent Vice
- Paul Thomas Anderson in his own words about Inherent Vice
- Ben Kenigsberg on the 70’s and Noir themes of Inherent Vice for AV Club.
- Profile on Gordon Parks
- Josh Larsen on Shaft
- Black on Black Cinema Podcast talk Shaft
- Despite an iconic character like Shaft clearly enjoying black coffee –Shaquille felt differently about working with Starbucks.
- Profile on Richard Roundtree by Quinn Martin
- The Dew Over have a great idea for a podcast. Take the Oscar winners of a chosen year. Review them and see what you would have kept or replaced.This episode is a look back at 1971, the year of Shaft