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on 17 May 2014
For those who wish to know more about Peter Sellers the comic actor, then this tribute on 2 c.ds will make for the perfect beginning. However, if you are looking for something that is a "warts and all" documentary, then you would be better off in reading a biography.
This 2 hour tribute, includes various radio recordings by Sellers and before his stardom was assured with the radio comedy "The Goon Show." It is fascinating to listen to his early radio from about 1948 to 1950 and how he bluffed his way into securing a job at the B.B.C by impersonating Kenneth Horne!
Also along the way, we learn how Peter Sellers honed his acting craft by learning how to act in front of a camera, his rise to stardom via classics like "The Ladykillers," "The Naked Truth," "The Mouse That Roared," "I'm Alright Jack," "Only Two Can Play" and then sealed with the original "Pink Panther" film and then "Dr. Strangelove."
His difficult period from 1965 to 1974 when his career stalled, isn't all that well detailed which is just as well, given the quality of some of the films!
There are various clips of his most famous productions that complement Sellers's talents. Listening to this radio tribute, makes me realise just what an original comic talent Peter Sellers was and still is, via his films on DVD/Blu Ray and C.D. long may his legacy continue!
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