Friday, June 24, 2011

RIP Peter Falk

From the films of John Cassavetes to a film adaptation of Jean Genet's The Balcony to Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire to (yes, even) The In-Laws and Columbo, I have always had a great fondness for Peter Falk, who has just died, at age 83. Anyone who has never seen Falk really ACT, who wishes to really experience Falk at work, is directed to Mikey and Nicky and A Woman Under the Influence, which are certainly his most powerful, demanding roles. Those of you equipped to search out films unavailable on DVD on Torrent sites are further directed to All The Marbles (I'm told The Cheap Detective is good, too, but haven't seen it). My condolences to those he leaves behind; let's all tip our hats to Peter Falk.

1 comment:

"Hawkeye" said...

Cheap Detective was "ok" but I think he did well in a similar spoof called "Murder by Death".

All the Marbles IS available on DVD, but it was a limited release and not widely advertised...

Apparently it wasn't overly reworked/remastered and no real special features were included.