By Sam Wasson
With one of many longest and so much arguable careers in Hollywood historical past, Blake Edwards is a phoenix of motion picture administrators, packed with hubris, ambition, and raving comedian chutzpah. His rambunctious filmography continues to be a creative strength on par with Hollywood's maximum comedian administrators: Lubitsch, Sturges, Wilder. Like Wilder, Edwards's propensity for hilarity is double-helixed with discomfort, and in movies like Breakfast at Tiffany's, Days of Wine and Roses, or even The purple Panther, we will pay attention him off-screen, giggling in the dead of night. And but, regardless of these huge, immense successes, he used to be at one time thought of a Hollywood villain. After his marriage to Julie Andrews, Edwards's Darling Lili approximately sunk the either one of them and taken Paramount Studios to its knees. nearly in a single day, Blake turned an pariah, which mockingly fortified his feel of satire, as he at the same time fought the Hollywood tide and rode it. utilising willing visible research, meticulous examine, and troves of interviews and creation documents, Sam Wasson offers the 1st whole account of 1 of the maddest figures Hollywood has ever recognized.