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The Party (1968) was a Comedy Film directed by Blake Edwards and produced by Blake Edwards and Ken Wales.

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Musical Monday: The Life of the Party (1937)

on Mar 30, 2020 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: The Life of the Party (1937)... Read full article

The Party (1968)

By Beatrice on Feb 17, 2020 From Flickers in Time

The Party Directed by Blake Edwards Written by Blake Edwards and Tom and Frank Waldman 1968/US IMDb link First viewing/Amazon Instant Michelle Monet: No. Hrundi V. Bakshi: Well, you are not missing anything. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cringe. Hrundi V. Bakshi (Peter Sellers) was brought... Read full article

A Report on the Party and the Guests (1966)

By Beatrice on Apr 26, 2019 From Flickers in Time

A Report on the Party and the Guests (O slavnosti a hostech) Directed by Jan Nemec Written by Esther Krumbachova and Jan Nemec 1966/Czechoslovakia Filmove studio Barradonov First viewing/Criterion Channel I liked this scathing allegory on enforced conformity in a Communist State. A group of friends ... Read full article

Pour Yourself A Drink And Join In the Fun – The Party (2017)

By Michael on Mar 16, 2018 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

There is a phrase the British like to use which is “taking the piss out of something (or someone). Basically it means pointing out the absurdity of something, especially a person who is taking themselves way to seriously. The Party is a film that absolutely delights in taking the piss out of e... Read full article

The Party (1968)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 18, 2014 From 4 Star Films

When you begin to watch the Party it becomes obvious that it is less of a comedy film and more of a comedy concept. Peter Sellers in all his glory is a bumbling Indian actor who is mistakenly invited to an elegant party. He is in many ways very similar to Mr. Hulot. Both are likable mess ups who are... Read full article

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Hrundi V. Bakshi: Hrundi V. Bakshi.
Michelle Monet: Pardon?
Hrundi V. Bakshi: That is what my name is called.

[last lines]
Michelle Monet: Oh, here's your hat.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: Oh, look... you keep it.
Michelle Monet: But you may need it.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: No, I'd like you to keep it.
Michelle Monet: All right. If you think that you should want it or need it sometimes...
Hrundi V. Bakshi: Well, if I need it... I could always come, perhaps, and pick it up.
Michelle Monet: That would be very nice.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: When would you be available for me to pick up my hat?
Michelle Monet: Well...
[laughs shyly]
Michelle Monet: maybe next week.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: I'll come and get it then.
Michelle Monet: OK.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: For I'd love to have my hat back.
Michelle Monet: Goodbye.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: Bye bye.

Director: Cut dammit! Cut! Mr Bakshi.
Hrundi V. Bakshi: Yes, Sir?
Director: Has it occurred to you that the period of our picture is 1878?
Hrundi V. Bakshi: Oh, yes indeed sir. I am well aware that that is the period of the film. 1878.
Director: Mr. Bakshi, are you also aware that in 1878 they weren't wearing underwater watches?
Hrundi V. Bakshi: Yes sir, I know that. They had not even been invented.
Director: Got the time?
Hrundi V. Bakshi: Yes, it's...
[looks at his underwater watch]
Hrundi V. Bakshi: Oh my God.

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Facts about

The unusual red sculpture on the wall behind the dining room table is a Mexican "árbol de la vida" (tree of life). They are still manufactured today.
The only Blake Edwards -Peter Sellers collaboration that was not a Pink Panther film.
Production designer Fernando Carrere reused the fireplace he had designed for The Pink Panther in this film.
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