Wednesday, 22 February 2012

1960, Film: The Apartment

The Apartment a 1960 American comedy produced and directed by Billy Wilder stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray.

The film tells the story of Bud Baxter a struggling clerk in a huge New York insurance company. He discoveres a quick way to climb the corporate ladder by lending out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. He often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits and one night he's left with a major problem to solve...

The Apartment received 10 Academy Award nominations and won 5 Academy Awards.
Best Motion Picture: Billy Wilder
Best Director: Billy Wilder
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: I. A. L. Diamond and Billy Wilder
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Edward G. Boyle and Alexandre Trauner
Best Film Editing: Daniel Mandell
Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray
Jack Lemmon
Lunch with Billy Wilder during filming
Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine

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