Ernst Lubitsch, Repost

Ernst Lubitsch: A Retrospective

There are directors who were huge in their day but just end up falling out of the collective consciousness over time. I have a theory that those that tend to last the longest in the minds of film fans over decades after their death are the ones most influenced by German Expressionism (Fritz Lang, Alfred… Continue reading Ernst Lubitsch: A Retrospective

1960s, 4/4, Best Picture Winner, Billy Wilder, Comedy, Drama, Review

The Apartment: A Second Look

I'm going to pay Billy Wilder the highest compliment I think he would accept: The Apartment could fit in with Ernst Lubitsch's mature period. Watching this alongside The Shop Around the Corner would be a fascinating look at how essentially the same sense of comedy, drama, and romance developed over about twenty years. It's still… Continue reading The Apartment: A Second Look