Retro Scene: ‘Pink Panther,’ ‘Oyster Princess,’ ‘Tootsie,’ ‘Battle Royale’

Here’s a spotlight on four retrospective screenings, starting tonight: ‘The Pink Panther’ (1964; d. Blake Edwards). Nearing the age of 40, with ‘Lolita’ behind him and ‘Dr. Strangelove’ just around the corner, Peter Sellers teamed with Blake Edwards to create his most beloved character, the bumbling Inspector Clouseau. See it to marvel how Sellers absolutely stole a routine heist picture from matinee idol David Niven (a very game straight man). [Tonight and tomorrow, Texas Theatre] Amusing Aside: In his book ‘The Moon is a Balloon,’ Niven notes that he suffered frostbite in his nether regions whilst taking advantage of the … Continue reading Retro Scene: ‘Pink Panther,’ ‘Oyster Princess,’ ‘Tootsie,’ ‘Battle Royale’