Skip to comments.‘Pink Panther’ director Blake Edwards: 1922-2010
Posted on 12/16/2010 10:12:55 AM PST by Borges
Blake Edwards, comedy director, Julie Andrews husband and Peter Sellers star-maker, has died at the age of 88.
He directed The Pink Panther, the original, not the Roberto Benigni/Steve Martin versions, and A Shot in the Dark and 10″ and SOB, a pretty entertaining send-up of over-the-hill Hollywood.
He also did Breakfast at Tiffanys, Days of Wine and Roses, Wild Rovers, The Party.
The one that made perhaps the biggest splash was his gender-bending (and still old fashioned) farce Victor/Victoria.
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He was a genius...
His early career was great.
What a resume, funny man, great director.
Poor Julie must be heartbroken. I understand they really loved each other.
RIP Mr. Edwards.
RIP Blake, you made the world smile.
Skin Deep was an underappreciated masterpiece. For lovers of alcoholic cinema, I highly recommend it. R.I.P., Blake.
My dad really enjoyed the Pink Panther movies.
RIP, Blake Edwards.
and he showed us Julie Andrews t*ts..
thank you Blake Edwards!!!
One of the more "real" hollywood couples, from what I've read.
What a great talent he was. He created some truly iconic contributions to popular culture.
Another really great Blake Edwards movie (a rare serious one for this director) is EXPERIMENT IN TERROR with Glenn Ford, Lee Remick and Ross Martin.
My favorite of his was SOB. Brilliantly bitter movie.
Most movies being made today will never stand the test of time.
Most of them are a complete waste of time and money.
The actors of today cannot hold a candle to those of the Golden Age of Cinema.
Neither can the directors and writers.
The state of Hollywood and the cinema in general is in a period of decline and it is getting worse, not better.
When Hollywood loses its imagination, concentrates on remakes and sequels, it is very telling indeed.
I will not weep when Hollywood dies.
Blake Edwards made a huge contribution to comedy and Pink Panther was my all time favorite (that’s where I got my screen name).
- Proffesor Balls
Most movies made back then haven’t stood the test of time either. We only remember the peaks.
Wife made me watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s a few months ago.
I actually enjoyed it.
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