Saturday, 15 October 2011

The Apartment (1960)

...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


  1. I've never seen this before, looks like its right up my alley though! I'm going to have to netflick this!

  2. one of my favourite movies ever.

  3. I've seen it , and it's on of my favorites <3

  4. Is one of my favourite!!!!
    I´ve seen thousands of times!!!


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