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Matt McAllister <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 10:48:18 -0500
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Hi folks,

One of the all time faves: Inspector Clouseau.

From The Pink Panther Strikes Again:

Marty the Mugger: You have several of the world's greatest criminal minds right here, in this very room. 
Bruce the Knife: Yeah, why don't we take care of it ourselves? 
Dreyfus: Because you wouldn't stand a chance. 
[Crims murmur disbelief] 
Dreyfus: You don't know Clouseau. 
Tournier (a.k.a. Tony the bank robber): He can't be that good. 
Dreyfus: Good? Ha, he's not good, he's terrible; he's the worst. There's not another man like him anywhere in the world. Compared to Clouseau this doomsday machine, it's just a mere water pistol.

Cheers!  Matt

On Dec 13, 2012, at 11:03 PM, Frank, Michael wrote:

> i have a student who's interested in writing about the incompetent hero in american movies, and asked me about such figures in movies from before the current century . . .  i immediately thought of woody allen but then drew a blank . . . can anyone suggest either a movie [or set of movies] featuring an incompetent hero, or an actor who regularly played the part of the incompetent hero?
> many thanks
> mike  
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> Subject: [SCREEN-L] critical studies of MacMahonism?
> Does anyone know a good study (essay or otherwise) of that French cinephilia phenomenon known as MacMahonism?  I assume there's some material in de Baecque's history of its rivals at Cahiers du cinema.  And I came across a few pages here and there, but I'd love to come across a fuller treatment of the phenomenon.
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Matt McAllister
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