Gunn brings Blake Edwards full circle as a creative force in Hollywood filmmaking. Adapted from his own long-running television series, Gunn is the private-eye movie of the decade. (So much for Harper, which was more a big slip than a Big Sleep.) Some critics have complained that devotees of the video version would find nothing new in Peter Gunn's screen reincarnation. This devotee of the video version found everything from the decor to the denouement brand new on the screen.