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The Apartment is a movie starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred M.

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  1. davidals davidals says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookOhhh after my th or th viewing I think this may be one of the most remarkable blends of comedy and drama to have ever been filmed THE APARTMENT in subtle ways rises well above the conventions of any genre It was my introduction to the great Billy Wilder and my fondness for Jack Lemmon a remarkable and sorely missed actor begins here as wellSOME SPOILERS The cold take on the sex and money ethos to be found in many corporate environments hasnt dated one bit it could be argued that THE APARTMENT stands a bit ahead of its time in the depiction of what would appear to be educated employees treated like and feeling like tools to be used in generation of someone elses income Lemmons character never forgets that hes disposable even if the optimist in him hopes that something better may be found in his superiors Deep down he knows this to be


  2. gaityr gaityr says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookWhat a wonderful way to spend an evening dinner Christmas and New Years with CC Baxter Jack Lemmon and friends accompanied by much champagne and laughter and spaghetti and meatballs lovingly prepared by the host himself Theres even a game of gin rummy to get into that Baxter and Fran cant ever seem to finish heres hoping it never doesTHE APARTMENT is one of those truly classic classic movies for one thing it h


  3. cwelty cwelty says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookWritten by the great filmmaker Billy Wilder this is a serious sardonic comedy for people whove known whats its like to feel the pressure of compromising your principles or your self respect for the sake of getting ahead in life And there are very few over the age of consent who havent had to at one time or another This isnt the laugh out loud comedy of Jim Carrey or the Farrelly brothers but a subtle nuanced comedy about two people who have both been jaded in love and yet continue to hope again and again that it will someday work out for them mainly because despite the unlikeable things they do they are both basically decent nice people Flawed and even weak at times but good people Th


  4. Katmiss Katmiss says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookBilly Wilders The Apartment is his greatest accomplishment It is his most successful melding of comedy and drama that he never uite pulled off again Im glad the Academy had enough good taste to award Wilder The Triple Crown Best PictureDirectorScreenplay But they still had enough bad taste to deny Jack Lemmon a Best Actor award Shirley MacLaine a Best Actress award and Fred MacMurray a nomination and awardThe plot this time CC Baxter Lemmon in case youre wondering C for Calvin C for Clifford but most people call me Budlends out his apartment to executives


  5. jtmudge jtmudge says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookBilly Wilder knew how to make a great movie Of course it helps to have one of the greatest all time actors Jack Lemon play in your movies but Lemon aside Wilder was a genius His gift for the comedic moment showed brilliantly on screen and reached deep inside the audienceThe Apartment the last of the great Black and White films showed a bit darker side to comedy than some of his other romp


  6. moonspinner moonspinner says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookOne of the finest examples of smart satiric comedy drama ever created for the screen Jack Lemmon in amazing com


  7. bkoganbing bkoganbing says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookIn the recent biography of Billy Wilder by Ed Sikov it is mentioned that for the first time Wilder used as his protagonist a lovable loser Think about it In a whole lot of


  8. Ford kp Ford kp says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookIn the beginning of The Apartment we see C C Baxter Jack Lemmon being lost in a sea of desks within a gigantic office room He works for a huge New York insurance company employing over thirty thousand souls spread over twenty seven floors Sometimes he is working overtime Its not like I was overly ambitious Baxter tells us defensively You see I have this little problem with my apartment… I cant always get in when I want to The reason are several superiors to whom he is lending his apartment for their extra marital escapades In exchange the


  9. markdroulston markdroulston says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookBilly Wilders The Apartment was one of a huge list of movies that are considered classics which I havent seen and indeed knew very little about other than the level of admiration which many people have for it Having a vague knowledge of the stars of the film Jack Lemmon Shirley MacLaine for one reason or another I was expecting a light hearted comedy filled with innuendo and witty banter a tradition of filmmaking that was common around the period when this film was released Thankfully I wasnt disappointed as these elements are all in play in The Apartment but what really thrilled and surprised me was the muchserious subject matter that the film deals with To say


  10. Primtime Primtime says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookJack Lemmon is the manThe Apartment really surprised me The Best Picture winner starts off right in the middle of the action but yet the first hour seems long and overrun Too much time seems spent in trying to develop the characters and oh so many of them and not enough time is spent on just seeing


  11. DukeofPearl DukeofPearl says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookBilly Wilders The Apartment is a film which can produce some of the biggest laughs and at the same time can bring many viewers to tears Billy Wilders uaint little tale about everyday people who get tangled up in love jealousy and infidelity boasts a top notch cast led by the trio of Lemmon MacLaine and MacMurray who are tremendous The plot revolves around CC Lemmon who unknowingly makes the unethical attempt of climbing the corporate ladder by loaning his apartment to members from his management chain to entertain their women on the side Given the change of circumstances this premise certainly could even hit home in the current office environment Although the office party and secretarial gossip scenes could be viewed as dated the power and attitude of the corporate executive Mr Sheldrake MacMurray is certainly symbolic The character of Fran MacLaine for todays standards


  12. bankofmarquis bankofmarquis says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookMy local cinema does Secret Movie Night once a month you just show up and watch a classic of their choosing you just dont know what it is until it startsOne of the reasons that I enjoy this is that I end up viewing films that I might not otherwise choose to watch Case in point is the selection for May the Oscar winner for Best Picture THE APARTMENT a love story with some comedy and some dark dramatic moments and themes A very tricky combination of items that are bundled together brilliantly by a master of the craftTHE APARTMENT tells the story of nebbish office worker CC Baxter Jack Lemmon in an Oscar nominated performanceon that later who is talked into lending his apartment to higher ups in his company so they can carry out ex


  13. DetMcNulty DetMcNulty says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookFor me Billy Wilder has always been one of my all time favourite directors and he has not made a single film that has not appealed to me Billy Wilder sums up perfection all his films manage to succeed in what they set out to do Billy Wilder is not just one of the greatest directors he is also one of the finest scriptwriters ever Creating flowing dialogue like no other and perfectly making his actors and actresses work with the script brilliantly Billy Wilder has made dark noirs hilarious musicals and studies of human nature It is extremely difficult to fully describe a di


  14. sgeorgiad sgeorgiad says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookI absolutely love this film It is a timeless classic and should be considered one of the best films ever made Tight storytelling and wonderful performances all round Shirley McLaine no


  15. aram aram says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookThe Apartment does have plenty of laughs and two charming leads but this Billy Wilder classic is by no means a light romantic comedy What we have here is a picture th


  16. RanchoTuVu RanchoTuVu says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookA struggling office worker in a giant insurance company lends his apartment to higher ups in order to get a promotion Set during the Holidays the theme of infidelity turned a lot of viewers off The Holiday setting however is what provides a lot of the films best scenes as in the fantastic office Christmas party where the secretaries are doing a CanCan on the table and couples are making out in the corner The one two punch of Jack Lemmons classic performance and that of Fred MacMurray is fabulous and the triangle of sorts that forms with Shirley McClaine makes this muchthan the comedy that it is known for


  17. jdoan jdoan says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookBilly Wilder has made some tremendous satires Sunset Boulevard is one of the greatest satires on film The Apartment though not as cynical is a very good one as well I like that the satire is a backdrop for the main love story and yet an integral part of it The film shows just how much people are will to prostitute themselves in order to get what they want whether that be a family or an executive office Wilder handles some very serious and bawdy themes with a precise touch This film could have easily turned into a wacky comedy of errors but he is much to talented and sympathetic for that He gives Baxters character some sincere emotional depth I could almost feel his loneliness and longing in many scenes He is never really sure what he wants and


  18. MotoMike MotoMike says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookSPOILERS SPOILERS Anyone that knows about comedy knows about Some Like It Hot and anyone that know about Some Like It Hot knows about Billy Wilder This was his next film and the reason I mention that is that this is a serious and melancholy drama with the form and rhythm of comedy But its not a funny movie and part of the genius of the writing and direction is that Lemmons character especially only figures this out in the third actJack Lemmon plays CC Baxter an unmarried drone amongst drones in a huge insurance company possessing of two important things a bachelors apartment near Central Park check out his rent and an amoral willingness to allow company higher ups to use his place for after hours trysts with their girlfriends and pickups they meet in bars To CC the problems


  19. rachelgallit rachelgallit says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookThis film dances curiously on the line between depressinglack of morality and a classically satirical comedy The staging and dialogue are razor sharp and preci


  20. Red Barracuda Red Barracuda says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookBaxter an office worker makes his apartment available to philandering executives at his office in order to move up the corporate ladder Things become complicated when his boss takes an elevator girl Baxter has taken a shine to back to his padIn this Billy Wilder film Jack Lemmon is on hand with another effective comic performance He seemed to be good at playing under dog charactersWe root for him here even though we know he is a bit of a weasel that bends over backwards for unlikable bosses Its testament to Lemmons charisma that we are never in doubt that he is a sympathetic character He isthan matched by Shirley Maclaine here as the elevator girl though


  21. AlsExGal AlsExGal says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookThis film was groundbreaking in the sense that it dealt with sexual harassment in the workplace in a way that was uite realistic for All the women are in menial jobs at the insurance company where Jack Lemmons character works and all of the executives are men The executives look at their female workforce as one big harem and wont let a little thing like the fact that they are married and intend to stay that way interfere with their stepping out from time to time This is where CC Baxter Jack Lemmon comes in He trades the use of his apartment to these executives in return for promotions and perks However Baxter has an attack of conscience when he comes face to face with the collateral damage that one of these executives is doing in the person of Fran Kubelik Shirley MacLaine Fran the elevator operator has just found out she is one of many affairs for big boss Mr Sheldrake Fred McMurray


  22. barryrd barryrd says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookThe Apartment is a story that sparkles with a scintillating script humour and interesting characters as employees of a large insurance company come into conflict with each other The story set in mid th century Manhattan is considered a classic The acting the mix of characters and script are outstanding New York City is written all over it The bar scenes the office Christmas party the walk up apartment on the Upper West Side the White Plains home of one of the executives all evoke the era Jack Lemmon is CC Baxter a young employee trying to climb the greasy pole of success in a huge Manhattan insurance company Shirley MacLaine is Fran Kubelik an ele


  23. christophe christophe says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookThe Apartment starts off in a very catchy way by an original dynamic finely directed plot that arouses curiosity and impatience as to the following developmentsUnfortunately the movie turns after an hour into a behind closed doors love story where the rhythm drops significantly simultaneously with the interest for this conventional and sch


  24. godamndevil godamndevil says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookThe Apartment is a pretty sweet film I bought this on impulse purchase after reading it was Vincent Gallos favourite filmTo make it short – Insurance Clerk Bud Baxter gets tied up in loaning out his modest NY apartment to sleazy Insurance executives in return for favours that will boost his career Seems simple but the plot draws you in playing around a theme of doing the right thing for the big company boss and at the same time stripping Buds chances with his unreuited love – Miss Kubelik MacClaine The whole thing ties up well and always leaves you rooting for Baxters plightThe Apartment is a great romance of its time neatly directed great dialogue and excellently delivere


  25. film critic film critic says:

    ePUB History-books.co ñ ePUB La garçonnière ePUB È ñ history books.co garçonnière mobile, 1960 book, La garçonnière eBookI would first like to make the comment that this is no comedy For those that consider this film a valuable part of Hollywood cinema due to the comedic aspects need to get their eyes examined along with their minds I do not think that I laughed at all during this film but I would like to mention that I do not think that is a bad thing Not laughing at this film means that it hit you at a different level I witnessed a beautiful film with some highly intelligent actors painting a dark and disturbing picture of a sexual world circa I suppose I was thinking that this was going to be a screwball comedy which completely threw me off balance when the events of this film occurred Never have I witnessed such a bold attack on the sexual revolution of the s and its effect on the business world It was a slap in the face to see the way that Billy Wilder represented corporate America and honestly it felt really good To see this lonely man


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