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RIP Blake Edwards

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:22 pm    Post subject: RIP Blake Edwards Reply with quote

He was 88, and died of pneumonia:

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni6223984/

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though he made more than his share of dogs, he was also responsible for my second-favorite comedy of all time next to "Used Cars", and here's a great clip from it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB0Vfi3vfhQ
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, when he was on form, he was brilliant - just a shame that wasn't more often.

RIP, nonetheless.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tended to watch Edwards back when all his films were on VHS, and cropped, panned, and scanned to the point of ridiculousness. He used the entire screen when he shot, and I always wanted to watch his films again in the proper format.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though you don't like "A Fine Mess", it's still colorfully photographed and wonderfully framed, and you can see it in its proper widescreen dimensions here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l11DFY8Rtw

I badly want to his western "The Wild Rovers" letterboxed but there's still no DVD for it.

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