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Special Event: THE APARTMENT with Q&A

DIRECTED BY: Billy Wilder

STARRING: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray

 

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Post-film Q&A with Norwalk Community College Professor Gary Carlson

Widely regarded as a comedy in 1960, The Apartment seems more melancholy with each passing year. Jack Lemmon plays C.C. Baxter, a go-getting office worker who loans his tiny apartment to his philandering superiors for their romantic trysts. He runs into trouble when he finds himself sharing a girlfriend (Shirley MacLaine) with his callous boss (Fred MacMurray). Director/co-writer Billy Wilder claimed that the idea for The Apartment stemmed from a short scene in the 1945 romantic drama Brief Encounter in which the illicit lovers (Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson) arrange a rendezvous in a third person's apartment. Wilder was intrigued about what sort of person would willingly vacate his residence to allow virtual strangers a playing field for hanky panky. His answer to that question wound up winning 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

GARY CARLSON has taught at Norwalk Community College since 1997. In the fall of 2000, he originated the annual CT Writers

 

LANGUAGE: English

RATING: NR

RUNNING TIME: 125 minutes

 

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• Carte Blanche: FREE
• Members: $6
• Students & Seniors (Monday-Thursday only): $8
• Non-Members: $11

 

 

 

 
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