History Film / TheApartment

9th Apr '16 11:07:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Until ''SchindlersList'', this was the last black and white film to win Best Picture.

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Until ''SchindlersList'', ''Film/SchindlersList'', this was the last black and white film to win Best Picture.
24th Mar '16 1:24:12 PM eroock
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* OpeningNarration

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* OpeningNarrationOpeningMonologue
23rd Mar '16 8:12:42 PM Mdumas43073
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The Oscar-winner for Best Picture of 1960, ''The Apartment'' stars Jack Lemmon and Creator/ShirleyMacLaine, and was directed, produced, and co-written by Creator/BillyWilder.

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The Oscar-winner AcademyAward winner for Best Picture of 1960, ''The Apartment'' stars Jack Lemmon Creator/JackLemmon and Creator/ShirleyMacLaine, and was directed, produced, and co-written by Creator/BillyWilder.
31st Dec '15 10:57:38 PM RAVasquez1967
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* WhamShot: Baxter looks at Fran's mirror and realizes [[ChekhovsGun it's the same one he gave back to Sheldrake.]]
2nd Nov '15 11:30:41 PM Mdumas43073
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* VerbalTic: The office workers in the film have the habit of adding -wise to words. At one point, Baxter even says "otherwise-wise".

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* VerbalTic: The office workers in the film have the habit of adding -wise the suffix ''-wise'' to words. At one point, Baxter even says "otherwise-wise".
8th Aug '15 9:52:40 PM Mdumas43073
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* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Dr. Dreyfuss encourages Baxter to "be a ''mensch''", while Mrs. Lieberman opines that the bad weather "must be from all that ''mishegoss'' at Cape Canaveral".

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* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Dr. Dreyfuss encourages Baxter to "be a ''mensch''", while Mrs. Lieberman opines that the bad weather "must be from all that ''mishegoss'' ''meshugaas'' at Cape Canaveral".
3rd Mar '15 7:12:02 AM gallium
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* ChekhovsGun: "...And I've already [[spoiler: taken a sleeping pill]] so I'm afraid the answer is no?"

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* ChekhovsGun: "...And I've already [[spoiler: taken a sleeping pill]] pill so I'm afraid the answer is no?"



** Then [[spoiler: inverted with the only actual gun]], establishing Billy Wilder's absolutely mastery of all things trope.

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** Then [[spoiler: inverted with the only actual gun]], gun, establishing Billy Wilder's absolutely mastery of all things trope.



* GrewASpine: [[spoiler:Baxter eventually refuses to loan his apartment to Sheldrake again, and quits instead.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Sheldrake:''' What's gotten into you, Baxter?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Baxter:''' Just following doctor's orders. I've decided to become a mensch. You know what that means? A human being.]]

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* GrewASpine: [[spoiler:Baxter Baxter eventually refuses to loan his apartment to Sheldrake again, and quits instead.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Sheldrake:'''
instead.
-->'''Sheldrake:'''
What's gotten into you, Baxter?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Baxter:'''
Baxter?
-->'''Baxter:'''
Just following doctor's orders. I've decided to become a mensch. You know what that means? A human being.]]



* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: Miss Kubelik tries to kill herself when she realized Mr. Sheldrake didn't really love her back. Baxter and Dr. Dreyfuss prevent her from becoming an example of DrivenToSuicide.]]
* KarmaHoudini: The four executives who were using Bud's apartment. They take advantage of Baxter, cheat on their wives with ridiculous frequency and in the end [[spoiler:only Bud gets punched in the face.]]

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* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: Miss Kubelik tries to kill herself when she realized Mr. Sheldrake didn't really love her back. Baxter and Dr. Dreyfuss prevent her from becoming an example of DrivenToSuicide.]]
DrivenToSuicide.
* KarmaHoudini: The four executives who were using Bud's apartment. They take advantage of Baxter, cheat on their wives with ridiculous frequency and in the end [[spoiler:only only Bud gets punched in the face.]]



* LoveTriangle: Baxter loves Miss Kubelik, Kubelik loves Sheldrake, Sheldrake just wants a bit on the side. In the end [[spoiler:Miss Kubelik leaves Sheldrake when she hears that Baxter finally stood up to him, and goes running to Baxter's apartment.]]

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* LoveTriangle: Baxter loves Miss Kubelik, Kubelik loves Sheldrake, Sheldrake just wants a bit on the side. In the end [[spoiler:Miss Miss Kubelik leaves Sheldrake when she hears that Baxter finally stood up to him, and goes running to Baxter's apartment.]]



* RaceForYourLove: In the end, Miss Kubelik [[spoiler:leaves Sheldrake on New Year's Eve and runs to Baxter's apartment]].

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* RaceForYourLove: In the end, Miss Kubelik [[spoiler:leaves leaves Sheldrake on New Year's Eve and runs to Baxter's apartment]].apartment.
3rd Mar '15 7:09:27 AM gallium
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* AcademyAward: Won five awards[[note]]Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Set Decorating-Black and White[[/note]] out of 10 nominations.
4th Feb '15 8:27:36 PM Mdumas43073
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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, ''TheCrowd''.

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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, ''TheCrowd''.''Film/TheCrowd''.



** Baxter attempts to watch ''GrandHotel'' on television but gives up when it keeps getting interrupted by commercials.
** Baxter gets tickets to ''TheMusicMan'' from Sheldrake and tries to take Miss Kubelik to the show.

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** Baxter attempts to watch ''GrandHotel'' ''Film/GrandHotel'' on television but gives up when it keeps getting interrupted by commercials.
** Baxter gets tickets to ''TheMusicMan'' ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'' from Sheldrake and tries to take Miss Kubelik to the show.



--->'''Kirkeby:''' Toot? More like a [[TheLostWeekend lost weekend]]. Neither of them showed up for work today.

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--->'''Kirkeby:''' Toot? More like a [[TheLostWeekend [[Film/TheLostWeekend lost weekend]]. Neither of them showed up for work today.
19th Dec '14 3:25:55 PM Mdumas43073
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* ThemeTuneCameo: The pianist at the bar where Fran meets Sheldrake plays the title theme for her.

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* ThemeTuneCameo: The pianist at the bar where Fran meets Sheldrake plays the title theme for her.her when she enters.
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