Friday, December 17, 2010

R.I.P. - Blake Edwards

The writer and director of the hilarious Pink Panther movies and the iconic Breakfast at Tiffany's has died. He also wrote and directed the Bo Derek/Dudley Moore comedy 10.

All of the above movies have memorable scenes that will far outlive their creator. Who can forget Bo Derek jogging down the beach while a slobbering Moore lusts after her every move? And who would ever forget that Audrey Hepburn smile as she wanders 5th Avenue browsing at the jewels in the Tiffany's window?

The best of them all? His creation the bungling Inspector Clouseau personified in awesome performances by Peter Sellers. Remember every time Clouseau came home his "house boy" Cato would attack him to keep Clouseau's skills "sharp"? It was hilarious every single time.

Blake Edwards was 88 years old and married to Julie Andrews since 1969. She was with him last night in Los Angeles when he passed away.

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