Thanks to Hokey for this weeks theme. I hadn't realised the similarities between my favourite films until I started collecting these clips from YouTube. First up, The Apartment (1960) starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine, directed by Billy Wilder:
Next, the Woody Allen classic, Annie Hall (1977) with Diane Keaton.
Both films are beautifully shot, hilarious, deeply sad and very real. I wish films like these were still made today, films were a female lead can be funny and smart and be beautifully imperfect. Where a female character can be a fully rounded complex person instead of an airbrushed, botoxed, cartoon pastiche of a woman. In 2008 we have movies like The House Bunny, for goodness sake. It makes me very grateful that I don't have a daughter, what would our mothers generation be like without Diane Keaton? What would we be like without Allie Sheedy?
I still have a sore face, hence the miserable post... sorry. I'll stop rambling now. Check out the scene in The Apartment where Jack Lemmon makes spagetti with a tennis racket - that's funny. There's more favourite movies at Three Buttons.