Cinema: Random Number


Directed and Written by Blake Edwards

This movie contains what may well be the year's funniest sequence. It consists simply of a very old woman, bent almost double under the weight of her senility, inching painfully and in total silence across a room to serve tea to a pair of gentlemen earnestly conversing, trying not to embarrass her by calling attention to her infirmity. Eventually she arrives at her destination, spills the contents of the tray as she sets it down, then departs as slowly and silently as she arrived. Her master and...

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