Blake Edwards has passed away

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by AragornElessar, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    I get Variety.com Breaking News Alerts sent to my e-mail and this just came in.

    May he rest in peace. :(
     
  2. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Just saw that too. Wasn't it rather sudden? I hadn't heard about him being sick, but then, I guess they don't report it every time a famous person comes down with pneumonia.

    Poor Julie. :(

    R.I.P.
     
  3. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    For those, like me, who didn't know who this is to save you time googling- he was a director/producer famous for Breakfast at Tiffany's and Pink Panther.
     
  4. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    Also Julie andrews' husband.

    Sorry to hear this :(
     
  5. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    What great movies he made.

    RIP.
     
  6. mrinalini

    mrinalini Well-Known Member

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    Oh, no. :( I knew he was getting along, but I had no idea he was ill. I've always loved BaT, and although Victor/Victoria was mostly OTT, it had some great moments as well. Never cared much for the Pink Panther movies.

    He and Julie Andrews were such a classy couple. She is another favorite of mine, and what with the loss of that marvelous singing voice of hers and now the death of her husband, I hope she'll be able to overcome these hardships.
     
  7. taf2002

    taf2002 If it walks like a duck.....

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    For me, his greatest movie was S.O.B. Sheer brilliance!
     
  8. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for adding this- I knew I had heard the name before, but I didn't recognize it.

    :(
     
  9. Dragonlady

    Dragonlady Well-Known Member

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    taf, you're the only other person I know of who has even heard of that movie. I laughed so hard I had two asthma attacks watching that movie for the first time.

    I still remember Julie Andrews' boob-baring scene with great fondness. The only scene of gratuitous nudity that I've ever loved.
     
  10. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    Aww, may he R.I.P. He and Andrews were still married? She must be so upset. :(
     
  11. Dragonlady

    Dragonlady Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they were still married.
     
  12. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    :fragile:. Flawed as it was, I enjoyed Breakfast at Tiffany's. I loved Experiment in Terror and The Days of Wine and Roses.
     
  13. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    (((Julie and the Edwards/Andrews families))) :( :fragile:
     
  14. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

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    RIP and thanks for the movies.
     
  15. kia_4EverOnIce

    kia_4EverOnIce New Member

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    Breakfast at Tiffany's is my favourite movie...and enjoyed so much the Pink Panther..
    RIP :(
     
  16. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    What sad news.
    My sympathy to his family and friends.
    Thanks for sharing your talents with us.
     
  17. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    May he rest in peace. My condolences to Julie and the family.
     
  18. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    Mom hadn't heard this, so I was just telling her, and telling her that Julie was his wife, and she said something very true...

    Too true and my heart and thoughts go out to her and the Family right now. :(
     
  19. Eden

    Eden Well-Known Member

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    Victor/Victoria is one of my favorite movies.

    RIP, Blake Edwards. :(
     
  20. masofs

    masofs New Member

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    Just so sad. I love Julie Andrews since I was a child. My condolences to her and the family.

    Victor/Victoria is great. One of my favorite movies. Just hilarious.

    RIP Blake Edwards. :(
     
  21. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    Sincerest condolences to Julie and their blended family. :(

    Thanks, Blake and Henry Mancini - if for nothing else, for "Moon River" and "Crazy World" - touching, simple sequences of lovely singing by 2 fair ladies.
     
  22. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    41 years - what is that in Hollywood years?
     
  23. Kruss

    Kruss Not Auto-Tuned

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    I loved his honorary Oscar speech: ""My father thanks you, my mother thanks you, the beautiful English broad with the incomparable soprano and the promiscuous language thanks you, and I sure as hell thank you."

    RIP, Mr. Edwards. Thanks for the laughs.