Director: Blake Edwards

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Film:Micki & Maude

Micki & Maude

Blake Edwards

Blake Edwards, who managed to capture middle-aged angst so well in 10, managed to offend a variety of constituencies with this sporadically funny take on that reliable laugh-getter, bigamy. Well, not bigamy, technically: Dudley Moore is only married to one woman, Micki (Ann Reinking), but she’s too busy to have the baby he longs for. He winds up in an affair with Maude (Amy Irving), who gets pregnant, thus satisfying his paternal urge. Except that then Micki announces that she, too, is pregnant, doubling his pleasure—and his problems. Twin pregnancies lead…

Film:Victor/Victoria

Victor/Victoria

Blake Edwards

Blake Edwards’s delightful Victor/Victoria may be one of the last of the great, old-style movie musical comedies—it is so good, it was turned into a hit Broadway stage musical years later. And both versions starred Edwards’s wife Julie Andrews (the former Mary Poppins) in the title role—as Victor and Victoria. She’s a down-and-out singer who hooks up with a flamboyantly gay theatrical veteran (Robert Preston), and together they become the toast of 1934 Paris by dreaming up a provocative nightclub act in which Victoria assumes the identity of a man in drag.…

Film:S.O.B.

S.O.B.

Blake Edwards

It’s been years since Blake Edwards made a funny film, and this 1981 effort may have been one of his last consistent laugh producers. Richard Mulligan plays a Hollywood producer who realizes that his career may be over when the public sees his latest film: a big-budget musical that lands on test audiences with a thud. In a moment of madness, he hits upon the idea of reediting it to include soft-porn reshoots—including a shot of his movie-star wife (Julie Andrews), who has a squeaky clean public image, baring her breasts (which the squeaky clean Andrews actually…

Film:"10"

"10"

Blake Edwards

One of the best comedies of the 1970s, Blake Edwards’s ode to midlife crisis and the hazards of infidelity now plays like a valentine to that self-indulgent decade, and it’s still as funny as it ever was. In the signature role of his career (along with “Arthur”), Dudley Moore plays a songwriter with a severe case of marital restlessness, and all it takes is a chance encounter with Bo Derek (in her screen debut) to jump-start his libido. Julie Andrews plays Moore’s wife, who will only tolerate so much of her husband’s desperate need to reaffirm his sexual…

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