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Remembering Billy Wilder
Wed Jun 28, 7:00 PM
As we all wait for the monsoon to arrive, let's quench our thirst for the finest cinema and remember to celebrate Billy Wilder's legacy on his 118th birthday and his immense contribution to the world of cinema. June is dedicated to the films of Billy Wilder at Lamakaan.

Billy Wilder born Samuel Wilder; June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born filmmaker. His career in Hollywood spanned five decades, and he is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Classic Hollywood cinema. He received seven Academy Awards (among 21 nominations), a BAFTA Award, the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, and two Golden Globe Awards.

Billy Wilder was a renowned filmmaker whose works have left an indelible mark on the history of cinema. Born in Austria in 1906, Wilder later migrated to the United States and became one of Hollywood's most celebrated directors and screenwriters. His films, characterized by their sharp wit, biting satire, and masterful storytelling, spanned various genres, including romantic comedies, film noirs, and dramas. Wilder's notable works include classics such as "Double Indemnity," "Sunset Boulevard," and "Some Like It Hot." Known for his exceptional ability to blend comedy and drama, Wilder created a unique cinematic style that captivated audiences and garnered critical acclaim. His insightful observations on human nature and his keen eye for detail continue to inspire and influence filmmakers to this day. Billy Wilder's contributions to cinema remain timeless and have firmly secured his place as one of the greatest filmmakers ever.

Film Title: THE APARTMENT | 1960 | 125 minutes | English Language |

About the film: The Apartment is a 1960 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and produced by Billy Wilder from a screenplay he co-wrote with I. A. L. Diamond. It stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Willard Waterman, David White, Hope Holiday and Edie Adams.

The film follows an insurance clerk (Lemmon) who, hoping to climb the corporate ladder, lets more senior coworkers use his Upper West Side apartment to conduct extramarital affairs. He is attracted to an elevator operator (MacLaine) in his office building, unaware she is having an affair with his immediate boss (MacMurray).