Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Seven Best Romance Movies: #6

6. The Apartment (1960)
Directed by Billy Wilder
Starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine
Winner of 5 Academy Awards, Including Best Picture. Nominated for 10.

If I ever had any doubt that Billy Wilder is my favorite director, then The Apartment (along with just about every other one of his films) proved me wrong. Often, films that make the viewer think end up to be boring by the end ("Babel" is a great example), but Billy Wilder actually makes such films incredibly entertaining to watch. His screenwriting talents are immeasurable. Now if only we had someone like that today...

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