Guardian Film Club are hosting an Oscars preview event on 19th February (2015) at the Ritzy Cinema (London, SW2) just ahead of the big night, where you can chat to the Guardian Film team about the nominations and their predictions. Plus they are screening an old time Oscar winner, The Apartment (1960) – the last black & white film to win Best Picture.
The apartment in The Apartment has a character all of its own. It’s the setting for a series of affairs. C.C Baxter’s (Jack Lemmon) loans out his New York apartment to philandering folk at his office. As he says himself: “It’s a real nice apartment. Nothing fancy but kind of cozy. Just right for a bachelor.” but we see some attempt at decor with a Tiffany lamp shown left in the still above.
As Forbes.com says “Tiffany lamps have become so familiar today that they no longer seem to belong to a particular time and place. Yet their manufacture and initial wave of popularity at the turn of the 20th century coincided with the development of electricity as well as the arrival of a new esthetic, Art Nouveau. Those historical circumstances created a new type of decorative art that owed as much to commercial industry as it did to handicraft–a soft glow filtered through trailing vines and flowers”.
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