We've had a lot of interludes recently, but not many quizzes. In the spirit of "buy one get one free" that embiggens so many of my contributions, this post combines interlude and quiz. Call it an interquiz, or better still, a quizzerlude. Or if you don't know the answer, a quizzelude.
Click on the picture below to see a pivotal scene in The Apartment, one of my favourite films, and one I have written about here. (Warning - the sound only starts twenty seconds into the clip.) Then test your memory of the film by answering the following question: why is Baxter (Jack Lemmon) upset about the broken mirror? And he's very upset. Just watch his face change - a superb piece of acting by a highly intelligent and versatile actor, sadly no longer with us.
This isn't a trick question, but you won't know the answer if you haven't seen the film. And if you haven't, you should do so at the earliest opportunity. They don't make 'em like that anymore.
Well then, it must be coincidence that we both thought that the best line - a great mind and a lesser mind thinking alike.
I never read that posting to which you give a link, nor the comment to it by Paul Blaskowicz, in which he mentions a Mrs. Steinschneider who reminded him of the Mrs.-Dreyfuss character. I committed that admittedly-memorable line to memory before you, young whippersnapper, ?were born. I've already hinted that I was a neighbor of I.A.L. Diamond in Crown Heights. We atttended P. S. 67 together. And before that,?earlier in the same decade, ?I spent time with Billy Wilder in Vienna, where, funnily enough,?he taught me to play the tin-whistle I had bought at Danny Ryan's -- oops, soorry, I mean at his grandfather, Paddy Ryan's -- music shop in Tipperary. I cannot understand why you refuse to take that in.
Ah, but you wouldn't know that it was the best line if you hadn't read my post here.
I've tried arguing with "Interested" and she's the only person who's ever won an argument with me.