Saturday, April 1, 2017
A To Z Challenge...Letter A
So it begins.....we shall see how the new way will work and I bet many will give their feedback:) This Year I am talking movies...once again...Surprise!! Hahahaaa I will be talking about a film and an artist connected to the film. I hope you enjoy the read. To view more check out the A to Z challenge for the Letter A.
1. THE APARTMENT-1960
DIRECTOR: Billy Wilder
STARS : Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
OSCAR NOMS: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Cinematography, Beat Sound
OSCAR WINS: Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Art Direction(B & W), Editing
PLOT: Young executive allows his bosses to use his apartment as their sex den so he can get ahead at work. One of the galsbrought to his apartment by his boss is a woman he loves.
LOVE: When Lemmon's character drains the spaghetti
TRIVIA: Fred MacMurray was known as a real cheapskate. When he couldn't throw a quarter right at the shoeshine person in the film, Wilder suggested a 50 cent piece. MacMurray said he could never play that scene because he would never give that much to the shoe shine person.
ADOLPH DEUTSCH- October 20, 1897- January 1, 1980
OCCUPATION: Composer, Comductor, Arranger
OSCAR NOMS: The Bandwagon, Showboat
OSCAR WINS: Oklahoma, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Annie Get Your Gun
TRIVIA: He wrote mostly the scores for pictures or arranged the music. He was a child prodigy who composed his first piece, a waltz, when he was 10.