Thursday, September 27, 2012

Obit du jour: Herbert Lom

I was sorry to read that Herbert Lom died, although since he was 95 and died in his sleep, that's not so bad. Lom was Clouseau's supervisor in the Pink Panther movies, and was so wonderful in that role. But he had an interesting life beyond that, starting with escaping from Czechoslovakia ahead of the German invasion, then studying philosophy at Cambridge. He wrote two scholarly books: one on Christopher Marlowe and a novel on Dr. Guillotine. Who knew?

 Still. Let's face it. We want to see the twitching, don't we? I hadn't remembered this scene, but it is brutally funny. Watch and admire. Enjoy.


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