Paperback. Pub Date :2013-04-01 Pages: 240 Language: English Publisher: Penguin UK The Apartment. the astonishing first novel by Greg Baxter. is tale of...... more
Paperback. Pub Date :2013-04-01 Pages: 240 Language: English Publisher: Penguin UK The Apartment. the astonishing first novel by Greg Baxter. is tale of war and peace. friendship and aloneness.A man walks across an old European capital . Heavy snow falls. He has come here from far away. hoping to forget. Instead. he remembers: home. war. lost friends. Complicity. In the company of a new friend and alive to the new experiences of the city. he moves through the snow and his complicated history in search of an apartment.TheApartment. by the author of the acclaimed memoir A Preparation for Death. is a novel about war. the relationship between America and the rest of the world. and the brittle foundations of Western culture; but above all it is a book about the mysteries and alchemies of friendship - truthful. moving and brilliant. Acclaimed by Hisham Matar. Adam Thorpe and Rodd...
Romance at its most anti-romantic--that is the Billy Wilder stamp of genius, and this Best Picture Academy Award winner from 1960 is no exception. Set in a...... more
Romance at its most anti-romantic--that is the Billy Wilder stamp of genius, and this Best Picture Academy Award winner from 1960 is no exception. Set in a decidedly unsavoury world of corporate climbing and philandering, the great filmmaker's trenchant, witty satire-melodrama takes the office politics of a corporation and plays them out in the apartment of lonely clerk CC Baxter (Jack Lemmon). By lending out his digs to the higher-ups for nightly extramarital flings with their secretaries, Baxter has managed to ascend the business ladder faster than even he imagined. The story turns even uglier, though, when Baxter's crush on the building's melancholy elevator operator (Shirley MacLaine) runs up against her long-standing affair with the big boss (a superbly smarmy Fred MacMurray). The situation comes to a head when she tries to commit suicide in Baxter's apartment. Not the happiest or cleanest of scenarios, and one that earned the famously caustic and cynically humoured Wilder his share of outraged responses, but looking at it now, it is a funny, startlingly clear-eyed vision of urban emptiness and is unfailingly understanding of the crazy decisions our hearts sometimes make. Lemmon and MacLaine are ideally matched and while everyone cites Wilder's Some Like It Hot closing line "Nobody's perfect" as his best, MacLaine's no-nonsense final words--"Shut up and deal"--are every bit as memorable. Wilder won three Oscars for The Apartment, for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay (cowritten with long-time collaborator I A L Diamond). --Robert Abele
New Zealand released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), French ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Italian ( Dolby...... more
New Zealand released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), French ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Italian ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Spanish ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Danish ( Subtitles ), Dutch ( Subtitles ), English ( Subtitles ), French ( Subtitles ), German ( Subtitles ), Italian ( Subtitles ), Norwegian ( Subtitles ), Spanish ( Subtitles ), Swedish ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Bud Baxter is a struggling clerk in a huge New York insurance company. He has discovered 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 hes left with a major problem to solve.; SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain, Golden Globes, Oscar Academy Awards, Venice Film Festival, ...The Apartment
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There is precious little to add from the exceptional other review of "teacherofhooch".
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