film: the apartment

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56 years ago today The Apartment was named Best Picture and also won Oscars for Black-and-White Art Direction-Set Decoration (Alexander Trauner and Edward G. Boyle), Directing (Billy Wilder), Film Editing (Daniel Mandell), and Writing – Story and Screenplay written directly for the screen (Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond).

It was the first time ABC broadcasted the Oscars, so let’s enjoy the opening to the show.