<i>Wait Until Dark</i> at the Geffen Playhouse Is Thrilling!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I can still vividly recall the night in 1967 when I attended the opening night screening of the film version of Wait Until Dark in New York. Like all red-blooded American guys, I was enchanted with actress Audrey Hepburn (unfortunately, not reciprocated), and I shuddered in horror as I watched her on screen playing the blind heroine coping with some bad guys in her Village apartment. One of the bad guys was played by Alan Arkin, who would one day co-star with Carol Burnett in my film of Chu Chu and the Philly Flash. (Audrey's husband at the time, Mel Ferrer, produced the film; she left him shortly thereafter. She was nominated for an Oscar for it, losing out to Katherine Hepburn in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.) The music for the film was by the late, great Henry Mancini, with whom I would later work on my film, W.C. Fields and Me. Many years later, when we discussed the film, he told me that his dark, oppressive score featured two pianos tuned a quarter of a tone apart, and he used
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