Back to Dickie Attenborough at the awards ceremony. He now has
bunches of onions slung around his neck.
Dickie: Ladies and gentlemen, seldom can it have been a greater pleasure
and privilege than it is for me now to announce that the next award
gave me the great pleasure and privilege of asking a man without
whose ceaseless energy and tireless skill the British Film Industry
would be today. I refer of course to my friend and colleague, Mr.
David Niven. (vast applause. Dickie applies tears to his face
from a dropper) Sadly, David Niven cannot be with us tonight,
but he has sent his fridge. (applause; `Around the World in
Eighty Days' music; the fridge is pushed down by the men in brown
coats, and a microphone is positioned in front of it. The fridge
also has a black tie on.) This is the fridge in which David
keeps most of his milk, butter and eggs. What a typically selfless
gesture, that he should send this fridge, of all of his fridges, to
be with us tonight.
Fridge: (the same silly voice) The nominations for the Best
Foreign Film Director are: Monsieur Richard Attenborough, Ricardo de
Attenbergie, Rik Artenburg, Ri Char Dat En Bollo, and Pier Paolo
Dickie: Before we hear the joint winner, let's see the one that came
sixth. Let us see Pier Paolo Pasolini's latest film.