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A Slip Under the Yum-Yum Tree

Under the Yum-Yum Tree is a silly trifle from 1963 that I caught on TCM.  It is hardly a great film, but those in the mood for vintage Jack Lemmon  jaunting about in a little escapade might have fun.   100 more words


What's the Matter With Jack?: "The Odd Couple" (1968)

        There’s a wonderful Jack Lemmon moment in Gene Saks’ film of Neil Simon’s stage play”The Odd Couple” in which the suicidal news writer Felix Ungar (played by Lemmon) sits dejectedly in a sleazy (though overly lit) exotic dancer bar, despondent over his recent… 375 more words


Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon) is a public relations man, a dedicated worker at a firm in San Francisco. He’s also a heavy drinker, even drinking on the job. 578 more words


The Apartment

Rating: 5/5

Directed by: Billy Wilder
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray

Love triangles abound in the films of Billy Wilder. These three-legged relationships anchor their stories, providing fertile ground for witty dialogue, sexual innuendo, character conflict, and dramatic tension. 1,034 more words


Why do you like the characters you like?

When authors are struggling to develop a new novel or short story, one place to look for problems is a main character that isn’t fully developed and three dimensional. 595 more words


Same Song, Different Movie: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach

This is the next entry in a series from 2012 that looks at the use of “needle dropped” songs, many of them popular tunes, in movies. 729 more words