Movie of the Year: 1973
The Long Goodbye
This week we discuss The Long Goodbye! Can this film solve the case of what should be our Movie of the Year?
Director Robert Altman said he wanted Phillip Marlowe to wake up in the 1970’s, a man out of time, and just wander through the twists and turns of The Long Goodbye. Eliot Gould seems to have taken this to heart because he crafted the wanderen-est performance in the history of Hollywood.
We start with him waking up at 3AM and heading to his kitchen, and he never loses the energy of someone stumbling around in their robe and slippers, trying to remember what exactly it is they’re supposed to do at this time, muttering about how nothing is where it should be and how no one keeps this place nice anymore.
Slouching through southern California and parts of Mexico, Marlowe truly travels the highs and lows of 1970s masculinity while sort of shrugging at women and muttering to himself, “It’s ok by me.” All while trying to separate friend from foe and being haunted by a titular song.
All that, and Books is on the show!
Abortion is healthcare
While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.
The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.
Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.
Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.
You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.
If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:
1. Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.
2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.
3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.
4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.
5. Choice.crd.co has a collection of these resources and more.
You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at podvoices.help