Blake Edwards has died aged 88. His filmic achievements were many, but I have just one particular scene to thank him for.
When I was 16, I watched Skin Deep, a Blake Edwards comedy derided for being puerile and shallow. Whatever, the critics' view, I nearly haemorrhaged watching the flourescent penis scene. Up to that point, I didn't know there was anything that funny on God's green Earth.
No doubt if I watched it now, I'd think it was puerile. Shallow even. But that's not the point. This is about then, not now. So thanks Blake, you did a great job.
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