THE POSEIDEN ADVENTURE (1972) The New Year’s Eve party starts off great but then you get that sinking feeling…
THE APARTMENT (1960) Marital infidelity, a smart script by Bill Wilder and IAL Diamond with Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Edie Adams and Ray Walton. What else could you want for a New Years Eve fling buddy boy?
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) Harry says it all here – “I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
SUNSET BLVD (1950) – Faded film star Norma Desmond sets up a private New Year’s Eve party with kept man Joe Gillis (William Holden) in another of Billy Wilder’s cynical tales.
RADIO DAYS (1987) Woody Allen’s nostagic look at the golden days when radio was king. “I never forgot that New Year’s Eve when Aunt Bea awakened me to watch 1944 come in. I’ve never forgotten any of those people or any of the voices we would hear on the radio. Though the truth is, with the passing of each New Year’s Eve, those voices do seem to grow dimmer and dimmer.”