The apartment
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Published
Culver City, CA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ;, [2007].
Format
DVD
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sd., black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
UPC
883904100805

Notes

General Note
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1960.
General Note
Special features: Commentary with film historian Bruce Block [audio feature]; Inside "The Apartment" [featurette] (30 min.); Magic time: The art of Jack Lemmon [featurette] (13 min.).
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Joseph LaShelle ; music by Adolph Deutsch ; art director, Alexander Trauner ; film editor, Daniel Mandell.
Participants/Performers
Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Hope Holiday, Joan Shawlee, Naomi Stevens, Johnny Seven, Joyce Jameson, Willard Waterman, David White, Edie Adams.
Description
How far will a man go to climb the corporate ladder? C.C. 'Bud' Baxter, a lowly insurance clerk, has a trump card: his apartment. He "loans" it out to married company executives for secret trysts. In return, he's well looked after, although he does grapple with his conscience. One day he asks out one of the elevator girls, Miss Kubelik, but she stands him up because of a crisis in her relationship with the big boss, Mr. Sheldrake. On Christmas Eve, Miss Kubelik realizes she is only the most recent in a long line of girls, with possibly disastrous consequences. Bud intervenes, which may give each of them a chance to be more than another faceless employee in a heartless corporation.
Target Audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A.
System Details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital mono; wide screen, aspect ratio 2.35:1.
Language
In English, dubbed French or Spanish, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned in English.
Awards
Academy Awards, 1961: Best art direction, best director, best editing, best picture, best screenplay.
Awards
National Film Registry selection, 1994.
Awards
Winner, 1961 Academy Awards for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Black-and-White: Alexandre Trauner, Edward G. Boyle; Best Film Editing: Daniel Mandell; Best Writing, Story and Screenplay-Written Directly for the Screen: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond; Best Director: Billy Wilder; Best Picture: Billy Wilder.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wilder, B., Diamond, I. A. L., Lemmon, J., MacLaine, S., MacMurray, F., Walston, R., Kruschen, J., Lewis, D., Shawlee, J., Stevens, N., Holiday, H., Adams, E., & Deutsch, A. (2007). The apartment (Collector's ed.). Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ;.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Billy Wilder et al.. 2007. The Apartment. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Billy Wilder et al.. The Apartment Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wilder, Billy, et al. The Apartment Collector's ed., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ;, 2007.

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