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Movie Details

Title:   The Party
Director:   Blake Edwards
Year:   1968
Genre:   Comedy
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   07.23.06

Other Movies Seen By This Director (9)
- Curse of the Pink Panther
- The Great Race
- The Pink Panther
- The Pink Panther Strikes Again
- The Return of the Pink Panther
- Revenge of the Pink Panther
- A Shot in the Dark
- Son of the Pink Panther
- Trail of the Pink Panther

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
07.23.06Paramount This movie however, I've loved since the first time I saw it. I still remember rolling on the floor (rolling!) the first time I saw the scene where Sellers experiments with the oscilliscope not knowing it's a PA system. Yes, I was actually ROFLMAOing... hard to believe, yet true.

So I've never seen this in a theater and was very much looking forward to it. I guess it might not be so PC-cool to like this movie nowadays since Sellers plays an Indian (dot not feather) and so I guess you are sort of laughing at someone who is playing an Indian for the whole movie... but fuck it. This movie is funny as hell and I don't care. And after being pleasantly surprised with watching The Pink Panther again I was really ready to have a good time with this and I did. Many many laughs... I really love this movie. It's probably both my favorite Edwards and my favorite Sellers... I've seen it maybe a half-dozen times now and I still crack up every time certain scenes play (the gunga din hornblower, birdie num num, the aforementioned oscilliscope, hand crushed by Wyoming Bill Kelso, the upstairs bathroom, "poo", it goes on and on). Plus you've got the absolutely beautiful Claudine Longet who sings that absolutely beautiful "Nothing to Lose" song... and this crazy hippy ending which escalates to ridiculous proportions. Plus it seems to epitomize Mancini's style to me... like you're at some swank party with a fantastic combo supplying idyllic hipster swinging music... and also Edwards' style with the long proscenium sequences where gags go on and on and build until even the release makes you laugh... it's all kind of in archetypal form here for me... ok I guess I've gone on long enough about it...
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