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‘Pink Panther’ director Blake Edwards: 1922-2010
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 12/16/10

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 Tiffany’s,” “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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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: blakeedwards; cato; obituary
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1 posted on 12/16/2010 10:12:57 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

bummer...RIP...

He was a genius...


2 posted on 12/16/2010 10:13:53 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Borges

His early career was great.


3 posted on 12/16/2010 10:13:53 AM PST by FTJM
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To: Borges

What a resume, funny man, great director.


4 posted on 12/16/2010 10:15:35 AM PST by Jolla
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To: Borges

Poor Julie must be heartbroken. I understand they really loved each other.

RIP Mr. Edwards.


5 posted on 12/16/2010 10:16:08 AM PST by hoagy62 (.)
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To: Borges
"he has zee deed to what?"

RIP Blake, you made the world smile.

6 posted on 12/16/2010 10:16:34 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts.....)
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To: Borges
from an era when they made movies

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7 posted on 12/16/2010 10:17:00 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Borges

Skin Deep was an underappreciated masterpiece. For lovers of alcoholic cinema, I highly recommend it. R.I.P., Blake.


8 posted on 12/16/2010 10:17:50 AM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Borges

My dad really enjoyed the Pink Panther movies.

RIP, Blake Edwards.


9 posted on 12/16/2010 10:19:48 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: All

10 posted on 12/16/2010 10:19:48 AM PST by Liz
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To: mylife

and he showed us Julie Andrews t*ts..

thank you Blake Edwards!!!


11 posted on 12/16/2010 10:21:11 AM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' you is worse than grabbing your balls)
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To: hoagy62
Poor Julie must be heartbroken. I understand they really loved each other.

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.

12 posted on 12/16/2010 10:21:40 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Borges

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.


13 posted on 12/16/2010 10:22:11 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Mr. K

True enough.


14 posted on 12/16/2010 10:22:52 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Borges

My favorite of his was SOB. Brilliantly bitter movie.


15 posted on 12/16/2010 10:26:55 AM PST by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: Elle Bee

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.


16 posted on 12/16/2010 10:30:44 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: surfer

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


17 posted on 12/16/2010 10:31:29 AM PST by balls (Enough of the politically correct "progressive" label, they are LIBERALS!)
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To: Ev Reeman

Most movies made back then haven’t stood the test of time either. We only remember the peaks.


18 posted on 12/16/2010 10:32:09 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

RIP

Wife made me watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s a few months ago.

I actually enjoyed it.


19 posted on 12/16/2010 10:32:59 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: DollyCali

Ping


20 posted on 12/16/2010 10:34:06 AM PST by Borges
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