Friday, May 7, 2010

Swine Moat

I have my Dad to thank for introducing me to Peter Sellers and the Pink Panther movies he starred in. This scene is one of my favorites, given the wonderful combination of simple storytelling -- a man tries to break into a castle -- with the acting, stunts and that impeccably perfect Henry Mancini music.

The scene is so minimalistic as to augment the humor. Only two words are spoken: "Swine moat." The best part is that we never see Clouseau become undaunted. No matter how many times he fails, he's always game for another go.

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