I'm so glad I found this show for many reasons, and "The Long Goodbye" might just be the best example. Despite my love for Altman, "M*A*S*H" being in my top 5 of all time, and loving "Nashville", "A Prairie Home Companion" (despite Garrison Keillor), "The Player", "Short Cuts", and "McCabe . . ." , all of which I've watched multiple times, I'd actually never seen "The Long Goodbye". Within 10 minutes I was in love with this film and this version of Philip Marlowe and was instantly pissed I'd never seen it before. So thanks, Adam and Matty, for not discussing something of Altman's I'd already seen.
Also, Matty needs to see "Punch Drunk Love". It's a great film and stands up to, if not necessitates, repeated viewings (except maybe the Olive Oyle musical number, I could do without that).
ALSO - Being a denizen of the City of Lakes, I've cleared it with my wife, cleared my calendar Friday, joined that blasted Twitter thing, and plan to be at this secret Uptown location on Friday evening. Looking forward to it, although if we aren't talking film, and Matty wants to talk baseball, he'll be disappointed because I won't be able to keep up with that one for long.