The Pink Panther
Most of the younger generation has watched the remake featuring Steve Martin and Beyonce Knowles, released in 2006, but for those who have been the fans of one of the funniest phenomena in the history of cinema, nothing compares to the original version.
The Pink Panther (1963) is a classic, which is comedy, romance and mystery put together in a single show and is a remarkable entertainment for the whole family.
The film is an indulging experience and the point of origin of the animated character, we know today by the name of Pink Panther. The film holds in it performances from the brilliant Peter Sellers, the witty David Niven, the beautiful Claudia Cardinale and Capucine. It is directed by Blake Edwards, an artist with sensitive taste and has directed other classics like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.
The Pink Panther really holds an exotic value more than it really has to offer in story and will not offer much for your intellectual appetite. But it is the right kind of movie for you if you want to have some fun, with a relaxed and light mind. You will find it quite pleasant for the senses and there is no shortage of glamour of course.
Then there is the mastery and evergreen performance by Peter Sellers, one of the best comedy actors in the history of cinema, of the hilarious Inspector Jacques Clousaeu, with his trademark exaggerated French accent, around which there are many jokes in the entire series of Pink Panther films. His character is like the movie itself. You would either fall in love with it, or will immediately be disenchanted by it. The criticism is divided on the character of Clouseau and on how Sellers played it, but most of the votes are for appreciation evident from the popularity of the character to this day. It was Sellers’ performance that has made that possible.
Just like with most of movie franchises, the charm that the Pink Panther created faded away with its sequels, but the mark it has made in entertaining audiences globally is extraordinary, winning appreciation from the likes of Elvis Presley to Prince Charles.
If you like classics and have a taste for comedy and romance, The Pink Panther will surely satisfy you.
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