Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
UK / English
"Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the movies... "To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau...
Peter Sellers was a comic genius. Bet you heard that before.
Revenge Of The Pink Panther (1978) is simply one of many films in which
Peter Sellers excelled. If you consider his performance in Dr.
Lolita, The Party, A Shot In The Dark (my fav panther movie), After the
The Ladykillers (his first film playing opposite the previous generations
comic actor genius, Alec Guiness), most could only conclude that Peter
Sellers understood comedy in a very different way than most. His facility
with voice characterizations, facial gestures as he reacted to situations.
For example, a comic pratfall like the spinning globe sequence in The Pink
Panther is funny because of the way he reacts to what has happened. He
up the embarrassment angle while continuing to come across as inept. The
idea of a revised version of the comics "slowburn" only making it specific
to a situation which is enhanced with great comic timing, is truly
He played three parts in Dr. Strangelove, orig it was to be four, however,
he hurt his ankle in one particular scene creating what I will assume was
incredibly rare opportunity for Slim Pickins. Peter Sellers had a special
relationship with Blake Edwards. They both wanted to create very new and
innovative characters in an scenario that would put the principal role
shy from being over the top. In fact, Sellers is one of the few comics
knows exactly where the "over the top limit" exists. He takes Clouseau to
very far reaching end of slapstick but at the same time, making him
original. The fact that he decided to play a frenchman was no different
him playing a German or Brit. Sellers once said that he could be given any
role and he will become that charactor. He certainly always did do just
that; and better than anyone else.
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