History Film / TheApartment

16th Nov '17 7:13:30 AM Kitchen90
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A lowly office drone, C.C. "Buddy Boy" Baxter (Lemmon), has just found the solution to getting up the corporate food chain: let the corporate bigwigs use his apartment for their extramarital affairs. His boss, J.D. Sheldrake (Fred [=MacMurray=]), discovers this, and promotes Baxter on the condition that he lets him use the apartment for his own affair. Naturally, Baxter accepts the condition, but things turn very complicated when he finds out his crush, Fran Kubelik ([=MacLaine=]), is Sheldrake's other woman.

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A lowly office drone, C.C. "Buddy Boy" Baxter (Lemmon), has just found the solution to getting up the corporate food chain: let the corporate bigwigs use his apartment for their extramarital affairs. His boss, J.D. Sheldrake (Fred [=MacMurray=]), (Creator/FredMacMurray), discovers this, and promotes Baxter on the condition that he lets him use the apartment for his own affair. Naturally, Baxter accepts the condition, but things turn very complicated when he finds out his crush, Fran Kubelik ([=MacLaine=]), is Sheldrake's other woman.
26th Sep '17 4:31:32 PM benda
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* RaceForYourLove: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. In the film's last scenes, Miss Kubelik leaves Sheldrake on New Year's Eve and runs to Baxter's apartment - but she's just hurrying to him, rather than running against any particular thing. Then, as Kubelik's almost there, she hears a noise suspiciously similar to a gunshot - and runs faster... only to see Baxter with an opened bottle of champagne. In the end it turns out he ''was'' going to leave the apartment for good.

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* RaceForYourLove: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. In the film's last scenes, Miss Kubelik leaves Sheldrake on New Year's Eve and runs to Baxter's apartment - but she's just hurrying to him, rather than running against any particular thing. Then, as Kubelik's almost there, she hears a noise suspiciously similar to a gunshot - and runs faster... only to see Baxter with an opened bottle of champagne. In the end it turns out he ''was'' going to leave the titular apartment for good.
26th Sep '17 4:30:50 PM benda
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* RaceForYourLove: In the end, Miss Kubelik leaves Sheldrake on New Year's Eve and runs to Baxter's apartment.

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* RaceForYourLove: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. In the end, film's last scenes, Miss Kubelik leaves Sheldrake on New Year's Eve and runs to Baxter's apartment.apartment - but she's just hurrying to him, rather than running against any particular thing. Then, as Kubelik's almost there, she hears a noise suspiciously similar to a gunshot - and runs faster... only to see Baxter with an opened bottle of champagne. In the end it turns out he ''was'' going to leave the apartment for good.
26th Sep '17 4:23:08 PM benda
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* {{Sexiled}}: An interesting variation, where there are no actual roommates, forms the whole premise of the film: Baxter's work colleagues constantly borrow the key of his apartment, so that they can use it for philandering.
12th Jun '17 9:15:24 PM nombretomado
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The AcademyAward winner for Best Picture of 1960, ''The Apartment'' stars Creator/JackLemmon and Creator/ShirleyMacLaine, and was directed, produced, and co-written by Creator/BillyWilder.

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The AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward winner for Best Picture of 1960, ''The Apartment'' stars Creator/JackLemmon and Creator/ShirleyMacLaine, and was directed, produced, and co-written by Creator/BillyWilder.
5th Jun '17 6:50:23 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ShoutOut: The shot where the camera swoops in to find Baxter at one in a sea of desks is a {{homage}} to King Vidor's 1928 silent classic, ''Film/TheCrowd''.

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The shot where the camera swoops in to find Baxter at one in a sea of desks is a {{homage}} to King Vidor's 1928 silent classic, ''Film/TheCrowd''.



* TakeThat[=/=]NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: TheDitz that Dobisch takes to the apartment is a thinly veiled lampoon of MarilynMonroe. Billy Wilder had earlier directed Monroe in ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'' and ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', and didn't think much of her professionalism. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when Dobisch even mentions that the girl looks like Marilyn Monroe.

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* TakeThat[=/=]NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: TheDitz that Dobisch takes to the apartment is a thinly veiled lampoon of MarilynMonroe.Creator/MarilynMonroe. Billy Wilder had earlier directed Monroe in ''Film/TheSevenYearItch'' and ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', and didn't think much of her professionalism. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when Dobisch even mentions that the girl looks like Marilyn Monroe.
2nd Jun '17 2:42:46 PM Mdumas43073
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* WhamShot: Baxter looks at Fran's cracked mirror and realizes [[ChekhovsGun it's the same one he'd given back to Sheldrake.]]

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* WhamShot: Baxter looks at Fran's cracked mirror and realizes [[ChekhovsGun it's the same one he'd found in the apartment and given back to Sheldrake.Sheldrake earlier.]]
2nd Jun '17 2:41:48 PM Mdumas43073
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* WhamShot: Baxter looks at Fran's cracked mirror and realizes [[ChekhovsGun it's the same one he gave back to Sheldrake.]]

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* WhamShot: Baxter looks at Fran's cracked mirror and realizes [[ChekhovsGun it's the same one he gave he'd given back to Sheldrake.]]
2nd Jun '17 2:41:24 PM Mdumas43073
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* WhamShot: Baxter looks at Fran's mirror and realizes [[ChekhovsGun it's the same one he gave back to Sheldrake.]]

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* WhamShot: Baxter looks at Fran's cracked mirror and realizes [[ChekhovsGun it's the same one he gave back to Sheldrake.]]
2nd Jun '17 2:36:26 PM Mdumas43073
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* {{Adorkable}}: Baxter, in his lighter moods.
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