If you enjoyed Altman's film (THE LONG GOODBYE) you may get a kick out of this deconstruction/reconstruction homage. Lampert used the first 11 minutes with no edits, except that he stripped the image down to what appears to be a weathered B&W print, then hand-colors them in electrifying fashion, and dubs the dialogue into Mexican Spanish. Loved it.
I think the film captivates with Elliot Gould's portrayal of Philip Marlowe, "the marlboro man". The first ten minutes slowly draw you in and take you on a journey with the character. The plot does sometimes teeter though and makes you wonder what it is you're really watching. However I think the slow, sometimes confused pace of the plot, is overshadowed by the great character. As Marlowe says, "it's okay with me".