I had started a similar thread I think a few years ago…
Here it is:
So to continue from that one.
I recently saw a few films that could be considered classic:
The Apartment. directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacClaine. I was surprised how it balanced so nicely between being a comedy and a drama. I wasn’t very familiar with Shirley MacClaine’s earlier work, but I really liked her performance. Much better than Butterfield 8 that also took place in that time period, and in New York, even though Liz got the Oscar, the film was too melodramatic for my taste.
I also recently saw Baby Doll. It was written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Elia Kazan. I have the same question that Baby had, if Mr.Vaccaro would be returning.
Cries and Whispers is on demand on TCM, It’s directed by Bergman. From the clip I saw, It seems like a very intensely emotional film. I’m not sure if I’ll watch it yet.
A number of months ago, I watched Scenes from a Marriage but I was only able to find a version dubbed into Italian. So it was a twofer, watch a Bergman film and brush up on my Italian at the same time.