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Mr. Strangelove

Mr. Strangelove, a new biography of Peter Sellers reviewed by Michael Palin, who has this to relate:
I didn't know Peter Sellers well enough to be able to say that I never really knew him. Our paths crossed only once, in a television studio, when he emerged from a dressing room door as I was walking past. To my eternal embarrassment I went involuntarily into the voice of Eccles from ''The Goon Show'' -- not even one of his characters. Sellers smiled tolerantly, disappeared round the corner, and that was that. Much later I described our brief meeting to Spike Milligan. ''I met Sellers once. I passed him in a studio in North London.''

Spike winced. ''That must have been painful.''

This is definitely something I'll have to read, since I think Sellers was the best comic actor, ever.

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absinthian
Oct. 7th, 2002 10:05 pm (UTC)
Cato?
Ohmygod, I LOVED him in the Pink Panther movies. I have seen them lord knows how many times and they still crack me up. The man was a comic genius.
rpkrajewski
Oct. 7th, 2002 10:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Cato?
Ahh yes, the Pink Panther movies were great (my father loved them). Good Lord, check out the man's filmography. And I still haven't seen Being There !
(no subject) - all_askew - Oct. 8th, 2002 08:37 am (UTC) - Expand
rpkrajewski
Oct. 8th, 2002 09:53 am (UTC)
Re: being there
It's actually on my NetFlix queue, so I moved it up...
ironychef
Oct. 8th, 2002 09:04 pm (UTC)
Re: being there
A friend at work recently pointed out After The Fox to me; it sounds like a great period piece, complete with Victor Mature playing a Fellini-esque director.
rpkrajewski
Oct. 9th, 2002 06:03 am (UTC)
Re: being there
Yeah, that does look good; it even has a parody of neo-realism (well, look at who directed it).
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