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Mike Schilling

I loved S.O.B, but not for the biting satire of Hollywood part (which I liked and respected, but no more than that.) What I loved was the sweetness of the last section, where Richard Mulligan's friends made sure that that poor, doomed man at least got the send-off he deserved.

MaryC

I dearly love The Apartment. Doesn't it seem at the end that Bud and Miss Kubelik are still alone? They have each other but they've lost their jobs and will have to start over again somewhere else. You know those smug jerks at Consolidated Life will get away with mistreating not just Bud and Fran but everyone who works for them (they'll all be retired by the time the first sexual harassment lawsuit comes to court).

Today the movie would have to end with Bud and Fran taking over the insurance company by pulling off an elaborate scheme with the help of Sheldrake's scorned secretary and Karl Matushka, and Sheldrake, Dobish and the other jerks being publicly humiliated.

MaryC

By the way, you said you wanted guesses as to the title of your post by email but mine's not working. Let's just say I know it's going to end in "-wise" -- guesswise.

Bob

Wow, Lance -- thanks for the link and kind words. I've been finishing up a project for the last few days, so this is the first I've seen of this.

Anyhow, all I can say is that, while I was saddened myself to see that "S.O.B." hasn't held up as well for me as the famed Julie Andrews breasts -- Johnny Carson had a quip you probably already know thanking her for showing that "the hills were still alive" -- I feel your pain. I remember seeing it with a couple of friends (the Bruin Theater in Westwood, I think). Even if I don't love it now, I don't think that devalues the experience of seeing it before.

And it was great to hear Preston delivering those lines again.

Bob

Wow, Lance -- thanks for the link and kind words. I've been finishing up a project for the last few days, so this is the first I've seen of this.

Anyhow, all I can say is that, while I was saddened myself to see that "S.O.B." hasn't held up as well for me as the famed Julie Andrews breasts -- Johnny Carson had a quip you probably already know thanking her for showing that "the hills were still alive" -- I feel your pain. I remember seeing it with a couple of friends (the Bruin Theater in Westwood, I think). Even if I don't love it now, I don't think that devalues the experience of seeing it before.

And it was great to hear Preston delivering those lines again.

Bob

Eek! Double post. How'd that happen? Sorry! Feel free to remove the one you like least!

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