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No shot in the dark: developing the Pink Panther franchise

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No shot in the dark: developing the Pink Panther franchise. / Gruner, Oliver.

United Artists . ed. / Peter Kramer; Gary Needham; Yannis Tzioumakis; Tino Balio. Routledge, 2020. p. 151-168 (The Routledge Hollywood Centenary Series).

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Harvard

Gruner, O 2020, No shot in the dark: developing the Pink Panther franchise. in P Kramer, G Needham, Y Tzioumakis & T Balio (eds), United Artists . The Routledge Hollywood Centenary Series, Routledge, pp. 151-168. <https://www.routledge.com/United-Artists/Kramer-Needham-Tzioumakis-Balio/p/book/9780367179007>

APA

Gruner, O. (2020). No shot in the dark: developing the Pink Panther franchise. In P. Kramer, G. Needham, Y. Tzioumakis, & T. Balio (Eds.), United Artists (pp. 151-168). (The Routledge Hollywood Centenary Series). Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/United-Artists/Kramer-Needham-Tzioumakis-Balio/p/book/9780367179007

Vancouver

Gruner O. No shot in the dark: developing the Pink Panther franchise. In Kramer P, Needham G, Tzioumakis Y, Balio T, editors, United Artists . Routledge. 2020. p. 151-168. (The Routledge Hollywood Centenary Series).

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Gruner, Oliver. / No shot in the dark: developing the Pink Panther franchise. United Artists . editor / Peter Kramer ; Gary Needham ; Yannis Tzioumakis ; Tino Balio. Routledge, 2020. pp. 151-168 (The Routledge Hollywood Centenary Series).

Bibtex

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