“Night Moves”, directed by Arthur Penn

Movie, 1975

A blend looking back and referencing Chandler and Hammett, and placing an everyman character on a hunt for truth and justice spiraling out from a missing daughter case given to him by a fading Hollywood actress. A really great down at heel atmosphere, which seems to grind into rather than comment on and reflect any romantic associations of Marlowe. The styles, excesses and flavours of the 1970s American west coast suggest a nihilism well and truly served up in the film’s finale, which effectively rounds out on a gloomy, rather depressing mood. A grueling, satisfying film.

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