Submitted by Laura on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 1:44pm

I just watched Billy Wilder’s film, The Apartment, starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. A commentary track by film historian, Bruce Block, provided some brilliant insight into Wilder’s attention to detail (he co-wrote the script as well as directed and produced) and the art of screenplay writing. Wilder thought Lemmon the consummate actor, calling him “Macy's, Gimbels, and the Sears-Roebuck Catalog all rolled into one.” He could play anything – comedy, drama, leading man, every man.