Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Blake Edwards, 1922-2010

Director Blake Edwards has died. Edwards is best known for the Pink Panther series, but he also directed Breakfast at Tiffany's, Micki & Maude and Victor Victoria, the last two of which I remember absolutely cackling at as a kid. Edwards was 88.

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I'll be flying a glow-in-the-dark condom at half-staff.

hman (#53)

SKIN DEEP is so awesome.

brent_cox (#40)

The Pink Panthers totally made up for "MISS GORIGHTRY!" Every movie should have someone falling through a ceiling into a dinner party.

C_Webb (#855)

Or a party with a moveable bar. I know it's horrible, but some parts of "The Party" still make me laugh til I cry.

Flashman (#418)

It might be horrible, but 'The Party' is one of my favourite movies.
Let there be num-nums in heaven for Mr. Blake Edwards.

ejcsanfran (#489)

Still my favorite scene from Victor/Victoria… I actually saw this in the movie theater when in high school and still remember re-enacting it for my family over summer vacation. Oh, and obv my coming-out in college didn't come as a big shock to anyone…

MaryHaines (#3,666)

You know, I don't think there's a single Blake Edwards movie I've liked all the way through, and there are a few that I actively disliked. And yet my reaction to this news was, "Oh, sad, I love Blake Edwards." Even though, on reflection, I don't! Is it just that he had the good taste to marry Julie Andrews? No, I think it's a handful of moments from The Pink Panther that redeem the very concept of slapstick humor. Darling Lili is sure a dog, though. And, oh God, Brent_cox just reminded me of Mickey Rooney in Tiffany's… That killed the moment.

Bittersweet (#765)

Whenever I remember Mickey Rooney in Tiffany's, I immediately think of Sally Tomato, Mag Wildwood, Audrey Hepburn's blonde streak and Cat, and then I feel better.

MollyBloomberg (#1,169)

I remember "Julie Andrews boobies" being a very big thing at one time in my youth. For that alone, RIP dear sir.

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