“Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ― Stephen Crane
Pete owned Mother's?I thought Mother did.
Peter Gunn, man, that was a long time ago.
Blake Edwards wrote and directed it. From the sublime to the ridiculous. Peter Gunn is who Inspector Clousseau sees when he looks in the mirror.....The show lasted 25 minutes. That's four minutes longer than half hour shows last nowadays, but theyre sitcoms. To solve a murder, it takes modern detectives a full hour. They were more efficient back then. Even in a half hour show, they had time for a musical interlude.......,,.The streets are always wet, but it never rains. Peter Gunn is always nuzzling Lola Albright, but it never rains.
Half hour shows were cheaper. And today's shows are at best that long. Remember commercial breaks (3 of them) take time and a minute for the station break.AllenS said...Peter Gunn, man, that was a long time ago.'59.
Great intro music
The best thing about shows back then was how uncreative the camera work was. Plus, a shooting was a shooting, not an opportunity to indulge in a gorefest. Whether the '50's were less frantic, less pressured than the present is another matter. Considering the number of men who dropped dead from heart attacks and strokes in their fifties and even forties, it was damned pressure-filled. But at least the shows were calmer. The exception was Your Show Of Shows with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Those two bounced off the walls.
The Lefties didn't think so.They screamed about all the violence on TV.Until they got control.
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