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Perfect "10"

By chicago_chris in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 15, 2004 5:51PM

2004_06_movies_sellers.bmp There’s a reason Blake Edwards received an honorary Oscar at the Academy Awards this year. He was a master of what former Reader critic (and current New York Times DVD columnist) Dave Kehr called the “sophisticated comedy.” Never one to follow comic conventions – he accepted that Oscar with a staged wheelchair crash – his impressive body of work includes Chicagoist favorites The Party and 10 (which he reportedly wants to remake).

The Gene Siskel Film Center is screening two of his better-known movies this week: The Pink Panther tonight and its sequel, A Shot in the Dark, tomorrow and Thursday. Go see the original Peter Sellers classic on the big screen before the director of Just Married (a movie which Kehr probably wouldn’t label a “sophisticated comedy”) remakes it later this year with Steve Martin. (Side-note to Steve: Fire your agent and keep writing!)