The World of Peter Sellers

The World of Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers
Director: Tony Palmer Cast: Peter Sellers
Tony Palmer

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Banned by the BBC in 1971, director Tony Palmer's profile of the late Peter Sellers was, in the words of the film's subject himself, "the only portrait which really understood me." Sellers was an icon of comedy and a true innovator, but a look inside reveals a tragic figure. How could one of the world's most beloved comic talents have such a morbidly distorted opinion of himself? In this documentary, interviews with such friends, fans, and colleagues as Raquel Welch, Yul Brenner, Spike Milligan, Laurence Harvey, and others reveal the true personality behind the man who was loved by everyone, but still viewed himself as entirely alone.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2009
UPC: 0604388722808
Original Release: 1971
Source: Tony Palmer Films
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 0:48:00
Sales rank: 45,881

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tony Palmer's Film About the World of Peter Sellers
1. "I Like To Be Happy" [4:30]
2. "I Want to get my image across" [1:14]
3. "He sees himself as a clean person in a colony of lepers" [3:27]
4. The freak show [2:24]
5. "He has no 'now' happiness" [2:39]
6. The Goon Show [3:22]
7. A singular talent in a collective art [1:57]
8. "Do us one of those funny things" [2:23]
9. 'Hamlet' - sex and Shakepeare [3:16]
10. 'The Magic Christian' [5:04]
11. "He's so emotionally defenceless" [2:27]
12. The photographer & his gadgets [1:54]
13. Marriage and his mother [3:15]
14. Money, fame & "I have no confidence in myself" [1:56]
15. The boat [4:09]
16. "A terrible journey" [2:22]
17. Epilogue & End Credits [2:10]

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