A guide track created for Henry Mancini for the title sequences of Blake Edwards' Clouzot feature-film starring Peter Sellers. The brief was to include and satirise famous film moments and was animated by Tony White at the Richard Williams Studio
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Duration: 2 mins


Featuring Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, directed by Blake Edwards


14th November 2012 Richard Williams, artist and animator, Leeds International Film Festival

Between 1973 and 1979 Howard collaborated with film animator Richard Williams on various projects (perhaps most notably by arranging the credit sequences for 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again). In 1973 he wrote a script treatment for Dick called 'Tintack the Cobbler' which became the basis of a hugely ambitious feature project retitled 'The Cobbler and the Thief'. It was never to be finally realised but a film was made in 2012 about this curious seventies happening and Howard appeared in it and talked about his role in it. This was 'Kevin Schreck's documentary 'Persistence of Vision'. The film had its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival playing to sold-out houses. Variety called it a 'fascinating slice of film history'; the Globe and Mail: 'gripping', the Georgia Straight 'outstanding - a mindblower,a film you shouldn't miss.' Other festival showings included the Denver and DOC NYC, New York. The film had its European premiere at the Leeds International Film Festival on November 14th 2012 and later opened the London Animation Festival at the Barbican.

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