There’s a long list of films that were made before I was born that I’d like to get around to watching. Today started with two Billy Wilder films starring Jack Lemmon; ‘The Apartment’ and ‘Some Like It Hot.’
They’re both technically comedies, but I found The Apartment to be rather sad, despite Lemmon’s manic nature. Sexual harassment, alcoholism, abuse of employees, extortion, suicide. It’s s bit like when I first saw ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’… There’s all this subtext from the era it was set in that just doesn’t age well. Still fine movies, but they’re different now than they were then… I assume, at least.