Pageviews past week

Friday, September 6, 2013

A Shot In The Dark

The Pink Panther series is one of the funniest and most creative movie series of all time. The opening Credit sequence spawned its own successful cartoon Series I grew up with mostly in syndication. (aka daily reruns) The Pink Panther was the name of the greatly sought after diamond and the inspiration for a two network cartoon show, a brand of attic insulation, a shortly live comic book and even a Super Nintendo / Saga video game. This movie however did not mention the Pink Panther in any way shape or form. It did nevertheless star Inspector Clouseau England’s most incompetent, stupidest and most bumbling detective ever. Peter Sellers played him to near flawless perfection and Blake Edwards (AKA MR . Julie Andrews) directed him majestically. This film is still considered the second film in the ‘Pink Panther’ series it is only one of only two films to not have the words Pink Panther in it title (Inspector Clouso was the other) and it is often considered to be one of the zaniest film ever made. That being said It wasn’t the best of the series. Unlike The horrifically deplorable Curse of The Pink Panther though which was made after Peter Sellers died and obviously did star him in it. It was watchable. The star of the original series was always Peter Seller. He stole the limelight or should I say pink light away from the titular diamond. He was mediocre and inept from the first time we laid eyes one him. WARNING PLOT SPOLIER: In this film he drives his boss mad, is literally all wet and manages to get fired or taken off the case more times than Billy Martin . (Well almost) He does however end up smelling like roses in the end (or should I say carnations? Specifically pink ones.) He gets the actual murder to confess (along with the rest of the cast of characters) and even romances the girl in the mean time. Why did I give away most of the movie in this review unlike most of my others. (368 and counting) I’ll tell you why because it is sometimes not the destination that counts but the journey. You will often know of where you are going without really knowing how to get there. That is the mystery and fun part of life much like this movie is the fun part of my day off from Acme. The page is coming to and end and therefore this review must too. (I do pride myself on my brevity.) I will therefore sum up in one word or series of word; laugh out loud funny. Grade B+

No comments:

A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm