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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Weekly Movie Recommendations : 7th June 2008 - 13th June 2008

The Apartment(1960)

Genre - Romance/Comedy/Drama

Cast - Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray

Whats It About - A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

Why To Watch It - Billy Wilder's "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 Wilder's quaint 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.

Wilder brilliant depiction of the average American office as a place of brutality, coldness, and alienation conjure up Kafka and Marx. The director seduces the audience into what appears to be an unusually frank sex comedy, but turns the tables in displaying the consequences of the executive's cold indifference. Lemmon and MacLaine both give career performances and MacMurray is memorable as the blandly smiling snake.

Have a view of The Apartment right here -

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