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The inspector ColumboAtypical and a little bit ridiculous cop, in the permier access(manner), was supposed to be for a funny, at the beginning, with the culprits of the series! But this presumed gnafron, with its stories(trouble) of dog and woman which did not finish it any more, was an outstanding logician, who always managed to clamp the meutriers which believed to have made the perfect crime(murder)!
It is in 1971 that the series really began, with an episode, Murder by the portfolioRealized by certain Steven Spielberg !
The series distinguished itself by two recurring elements. At the level of the casting, the murderer was a known actor, even a star on the decline, and on the narrative plan, the episodes always began with the murder, executed by a murderer known for televiewers. The heart of the episode telling the way ColumboWas going to resolve the affair(business) and to clamp the culprit. It is moreover surprising that a series with so few actions(shares) and so many verbosities colomboesque had so much success, because half of the episodes often amounted to monologues of the fûté inspector, on subjects so diverse as his wife or her dog!
The season 1 having worked well, the season 2 adorns itself with more prestigious actors, as his friend John Cassavettes,
Conductor who will be pitched(caught) to have forgotten a carnation(eyelet) in the buttonhole, or Ray MillandThe husband of Grace KellyIn the Crime(Murder) was almost completed ofHitchcock.
Bad murderer, RayBecause you were pitched(caught) twice!
Personally, I also like the episode of the season 2, The most dangerous game, of 1973, who tells a murder in the environment(middle) of the failures(chess), taking advantage of the extraordinary echo of the victory of the American Robert James FischerIn Reykjavik, in 1972, on the Soviet citizen Boris Spassky For the world title.
Peter Falk A connoisseur of 64 compartments was, and he must be conquered by this episode there!
To note that both accomplices of the series of the western Mysteries, Robert Conrad And Ross Martin
Chief murderesses, in an episode were both. Artemus GordonIn the season 1, in the episode Full Frame(Executive),
And James WestIn the season 4, the episode Fatal exercise.
He(It) would be too long to quote the celebrities which turned(shot) in an episode of Colombo, just like the heroes of the western Mysteries, many actors of television series, as William Shatner ( Captain Kirk in Star Trek), Léonard Nimoy ( Spoke in Star Trek), Patrick McGoohan ( The prisoner) Patrick McNee (Derby hat), Robert Culp ( The spies), Ricardo Montalban ( The fantastic island) But also movie stars as Janet Leight (Psychosis), Sal Mineo ( The passion for life ), Donald Pleasance ( The spectre) Robert Vaughn ( 7 mercenaries), Louis Jourdan ( Octopussy), Mako ( Conan the barbarian), in brief, it was always the guest star which gave tit for tat to the inspector Columbo !
But the career(quarry) of Peter Falk Did not amount to the character of the famous inspector, because that since The speechless Forest Of Nicolas RayIn 1958,
In the Wings of the Desire, of Wim WendersIn 1993,
Peter Falk Will have turned(shot) in tens of movies!
But it is unquestionably its collaboration with John CassavettesWhich(Who) began with HusbandsIn 1970,
With another accomplice, Ben GazzaraAlcoholic trio which will give magnificent movies,
As a Woman under influence ( 1974 ), Opening Nights ( 1977 ) and Big Trouble in 1986.
This big Epicurean of Peter Thus went there, and I imagine the apéritifs that he(it) will fight with JohnIn the Paradise of the holy drinkers!