' Cinema Romantico: In Memoriam: Kumar Pallana

Friday, October 11, 2013

In Memoriam: Kumar Pallana


Whether it was his recurring turns in Wes Anderson's work - as Mr. Littlejeans in "Rushmore" or the heroic ex-assassin in "The Royal Tenenbaums" - or the slow-footed store manager in the under seen gem "10 Items Or Less", fewer people in this day and age have cut a more memorable face on the silver screen by saying so little. He didn't need to say much to make an impression.

Our world could have used more Kumar Pallanas. 

2 comments:

Vancetastic said...

Very sad. A friend and I have been on the Kumar bandwagon ever since he made such an impression on us in Bottle Rocket - a safecracker who ultimately, inexplicably, admits he has no idea how to do it when they're already in the middle of a heist. For some reason that one little moment - or really, how he plays it - was the funniest to us in the whole film. RIP.

Vancetastic said...

Er, forgot to check email followup comments. So this second comment is so I can get them. So, er, there better be some.