quote:Originally posted by mneeley490:
I guess I will have to re-watch Being There. I saw it when it first came out, notably because it starred Sellers, so this memory is from my 18 year-old self, but I only recall that it was like watching paint dry. I was probably expecting something more "Inspector Clouseau", and got instead a "Charly Gordon" in an expensive suit.
At the point it came out we already knew he was a brillant actor from Lolita and Dr. Strangelove. Blake Edwards was so in love with his Clouseau creation that he went to the well way too many times. He should have stopped after A Shot in The Dark.