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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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To: Borges

Horrible news. I feel really bad for Julie Andrews as she goes through this tragedy. They both seem like wonderful folks.


21 posted on 12/16/2010 10:34:10 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Borges
Condolences to Julie and the family.

RIP, Blake.

22 posted on 12/16/2010 10:34:56 AM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Borges
Sorry but I can't resist. I hope Julie remembers, “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.....”
23 posted on 12/16/2010 10:35:26 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Ev Reeman

I will. I believe Hollywood still makes wonderful movies, tv shows etc. The difference is back in the 60’s and 70’s they didn’t put out as many movies and definitely not as many TV shows. I hope I am dead when Hollywood goes away.


24 posted on 12/16/2010 10:37:42 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Borges

I respectfully disagree.

Even the mediocre movies made during the Golden Age of Cinema were far better than most movies made today.

I would say that only about 25 - 30% of movies made during the Golden Age of Cinema culminating in the year 1939 were awful whereas about 95% of all movies made today are junk or worse than junk.


25 posted on 12/16/2010 10:39:52 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Borges

Victor/Victoria was my favorite.

RIP Mr. Edwards.


26 posted on 12/16/2010 10:40:38 AM PST by incredulous joe (Damn the torpedoes!!)
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To: Borges

It’s easy to make an audience cry. It takes genius to make them laugh. My prayers for Blake Edwards’ family.


27 posted on 12/16/2010 10:42:20 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Ev Reeman

I dunno, I just watched “Captain Scarface”, probably from the 40s - truly bad.

Okay, that’s just one example...and I got a glimpse of my old house when they showed the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal.

Colonel, USAFR


28 posted on 12/16/2010 10:44:27 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Borges
SOB was a terrific "black comedy" with a really sad running gag (the dead body on the beach), and a new "look" for Julie Andrews (she was married to Edwards)!

Mark

29 posted on 12/16/2010 10:45:04 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Borges

SOB was brilliant and hilarious.

Let’s also remember that he created Peter Gunn.


30 posted on 12/16/2010 10:48:12 AM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Borges

SOB is a classic. I used to work for a movie company - the higher ups foamed at the mouth at the mention of it.


31 posted on 12/16/2010 10:50:42 AM PST by Salo
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To: napscoordinator

“The King’s Speech” looks interesting. I’ve seen the trailers and it looks excellent. Don’t know if there are any subliminal political undertones though.


32 posted on 12/16/2010 10:51:22 AM PST by Inspectorette
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To: mylife
From The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Clouseau: Does your dog bite?
Hotel Clerk: No.
Clouseau: [bowing down to pet the dog] Nice doggie.
[Dog barks and bites Clouseau in the hand]
Clouseau: I thought you said your dog did not bite!
Hotel Clerk: That is not my dog.

33 posted on 12/16/2010 10:51:40 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: Borges

I loved his movies, growing up my brother and I went at least twice a week and some of Blake Edwards’ films have some of my fondest memories.
The first two Pink Panther movies, “A Shot in the Dark” and “The Pink Panther”, were the funniest. Never tire of watching them even today.
God Speed Mr. Edwards and thanks for the Great Entertainment.


34 posted on 12/16/2010 10:51:45 AM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Ev Reeman

Hollywood churned out dozens of dreadful B movies back then. Most of them are completely forgotten.


35 posted on 12/16/2010 10:52:28 AM PST by Borges
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To: Mr. K

GIGGITY!


36 posted on 12/16/2010 10:53:05 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Borges

Edwards was a truly talented director whose work has endured. He had an expansive understanding of human nature, and could coax even from great actors some of their best performances. RIP.


37 posted on 12/16/2010 11:01:02 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Inspectorette

I have been gathering more interest in this movie too. I don’t know if it will have political undertones but at least it is England.


38 posted on 12/16/2010 11:01:30 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: balls

Very funny...when duty calls you got Balls!!!


39 posted on 12/16/2010 11:03:18 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: Salo
I used to work in the film business, too. I recall that when SOB came out, the East Coast guys thought it was a riot; the Hollywood contingent... not so much.
40 posted on 12/16/2010 11:03:40 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Borges

May God comfort Mr. Edward’s loved ones, and may he rest in peace.


41 posted on 12/16/2010 11:04:10 AM PST by FourPeas (From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Ja 3:10)
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To: IYAS9YAS
And more from the same movie:

Clouseau: Do you have a rheum?

Clerk: A what?

Clouseau consults English to German dictionary: A zimmer?

Clerk: Oh! You want a rheum?

42 posted on 12/16/2010 11:07:10 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: IYAS9YAS

One of my favourite bits from a PP movie.


43 posted on 12/16/2010 11:07:41 AM PST by FourPeas (From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Ja 3:10)
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To: Borges

What an incredible body of cinematic work.

Prayers for Mr. Edwards and Ms. Andrews.


44 posted on 12/16/2010 11:12:31 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: andy58-in-nh

The clowns that ran our circus were all from NY, and evidently, Edwards hit them close to home.


45 posted on 12/16/2010 11:13:09 AM PST by Salo
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To: Borges

Ya’ll are forgetting ‘Experiment in Terror’. That one was a good marrow-freezer.


46 posted on 12/16/2010 11:13:49 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: william clark
Let’s also remember that he created Peter Gunn.

Yup, another series that wears well over time, especially the Mancini jazz, which I could listen to all day....

47 posted on 12/16/2010 11:14:06 AM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Junior_G
Skin Deep was an underappreciated masterpiece.

The one with the "glow in the dark" scene?

48 posted on 12/16/2010 11:16:42 AM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: dfwgator

Yes!


49 posted on 12/16/2010 11:18:59 AM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: dfwgator

Yep, that’s the one. I saw it just the other day...and laughed my head off.

-C


50 posted on 12/16/2010 11:30:14 AM PST by Crolis ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it." -GKC)
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