Friday, July 29, 2011

The Apartment (1960)

Directed by Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder was a genius at mixing comedy and drama, especially in this 1960 Academy Award-winning picture (co-written by I.A.L. Diamond). Thematically adult, but sweet tone-wise: Lemmon and MacLaine stumble into romance and into trouble. Lemmon’s reflection in a broken compact mirror are what screenplays in screenplay-heaven are made of.*

Here's the trailer; and for those who have seen it, this is the broken compact scene
Also, a review by Roger Ebert and a New York Times review from when it opened.
* This 50-word review was written back in 2006. 

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...