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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:14 am 
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tenia wrote:
You can compare with the Film Noir set booklet, which is about 65% text (IIRC) written in a small font.


I oversaw that booklet, and I massively over-delivered on expected word count (I wasn’t expecting to find as many juicy production stories and contemporary interviews). One of the essays was also double the requested length, which pushed the word count up even more.

In fact, I suggested to Arrow that they might want to increase the page count (not logistically possible by then) or trim back some of the archival material, but in the end they went with the full text.


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:50 pm 
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I ordered last minute copies of this from both Deep Discount and DVD Planet (who of course subsequently canceled them) but they each just emailed me $20 coupons as consolation!


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:11 pm 
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I was just coming here to post that (for deepdiscount)!

Works for me.


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:22 pm 
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Holy smokes, just got one too! Awesome


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:17 pm 
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Nothing here, and I experienced that same order cancellation (from DeepDiscount)


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:28 pm 
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Did you check your spam folder?


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:29 pm 
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Yup! I can work from home taking surveys on my sleep quality, and local single moms want to meet me, but nothing from DD


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:35 pm 
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The code is unique, maybe it's manually being sent out? In other news, my UK copy arrived from Amazon. For waiting six days I managed to only pay ~$8 after these two codes are factored in, so all in all it worked out quite well!


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:44 pm 
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So far I've paid -$20 since I realized I didn't care about the book and I may as well wait for the non-LE :D

It's like a super win. Too bad I didn't try for DVDPlanet too.


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:25 pm 
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Just received an email from amazon.co.uk saying my copy will arrive between 6 Mar - 10 Mar! :shock:


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 Post subject: The Apartment
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:18 pm 
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Received it from Amazon UK this evening in record time — shipped 12/27 via i-parcel, delivered by UPS. Most shipments at other times of year via Royal Mail / USPS take at least a week, occasionally up to two. Getting it before the storm disrupts deliveries, sweeter still.


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:38 pm 
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Same here. Received it with Buster Keaton set tonight...


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:57 pm 

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Currently showing again as "In Stock" on Amazon US and for $29.99


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:34 pm 
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We’ll see!


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:38 pm 
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The guy that accidentally deleted Donald Trump's twitter got a job at Amazon it appears.

My Amazon UK copy came today. I also bought direct from Arrow.


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:47 pm 
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Annnnnnnnnnd it's back in stock on Amazon UK.


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:00 pm 

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I ordered from Amazon US at $29.99 and talked to customer service to try to have the original pre-order price honored per their guarantee, but the customer service reps kept giving me the run around, calling it a price match (a different policy that Amazon no longer offers) and refused to honor it. I have seen other customers claiming to have had success getting a credit though so YMMV.


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:04 pm 
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Is this really Wilder’s best work?


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:09 pm 
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I'd say so, and quite handily, followed by Sabrina. Despite having seen all of his films, I'm not a huge fan, but those two and Irma la Douce and Kiss Me, Stupid several tiers down are about enough for me (and maybe Five Graves to Cairo). Others more inclined to Wilder's style will no doubt have more favs than that


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:13 pm 
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I'd throw The Seven Year Itch and Ace in the Hole in there (though would take out Kiss Me, Stupid), but still would say The Apartment is head and shoulders above. Really one of the best films ever in terms at least of making the joys of cinema seem so effortless to present.


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:13 pm 
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Thank you everybody. Really wanted some opinion before taking the plunge.


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:14 pm 
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I like Wilder considerably more than Dom, and I'd still say this is his best work. I've only dipped into his best known/classic period stuff and the one I cared for the least by a mile was Some Like It Hot. Ace in the Hole and The Lost Weekend are wonderfully dark and pitch perfect noirs I'd recommend. But what makes The Apartment so damn good is the range of tones it strikes and how well it does so. There is unbelievable emotional darkness and riveting emotional highs, and it's all believable and pulled off with perfect performances.


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:18 pm 
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It also came in second on our board members' recent All Time List, if that matters (it probably does not matter)


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:22 pm 
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It’s also a Christmas and New Year film, so if you like your film watching seasonal at that time of year, then you’ll likely watch it multiple times.


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 Post subject: Re: The Apartment
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:24 pm 
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Also true! I have been telling students for years that if you want to be a screenwriter, all you need to know can be learned from studying this and Stagecoach, so I obviously hold the film in the highest of esteem. Additionally, I think it's the best film ever to win Best Picture, and lord knows I've seen all of those and their competition!


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