One may not know this, but shortly prior to hosting Moviedrome from 1988 to 1994, filmmaker Alex Cox guest introduced two films for another BBC Two series entitled The Film Club (1986-1991) on March 5, 1988 (read here). The two films were 1967’s Point Blank (directed by John Boorman) and 1973’s The Long Goodbye (directed by Robert Altman). The latter cleverly updated novelist Raymond Chandler’s iconic Philip Marlowe detective character to a 1970’s setting. Anyway, I was able to find a youtube video link of Cox introducing The Long Goodbye, I unfortunately could not find the one for Point Blank. In case any of you missed it the first time, If any of you readers are interested in reading my list of my favorite Robert Altman films, read here.

Here is a youtube video link of Alex Cox introducing The Long Goodbye on The Film Club.


Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer