...Is one of my favourite films to watch as the nights draw in. It's set in New York, during the colder months of the year, in the 1960s.
The mise-en-scene is beautiful, there's the city itself, the cool office with its rows and rows of type-writers and the (pre-war) apartment itself; high ceilings, pretty archways, a separate kitchen and a tiny table with just two chairs. Also, I love most films from this era which involve Jack Lemmon because he's awesome.
The script is funny and so quotable - a work of genius -
Baxter: 'The mirror, it's broken..'
Fran: 'Yes, I know, I like it that way.. it makes me look the way I feel..'
Perfect melancholia, without any hint of tragedy or heartbreak. A reallly brilliant film