FILM Forbidden Paradise Ernst Lubitsch, 1924, 86’ “American cinema seemed to achieve perfection at that time: perfection of the cut, perfection of the stitching, perfection of the fabric. There is not haute couture only in Paris, just as there is not ‘haute production’ only in Hollywood. FILM Design for Living Ernst Lubitsch, 1933, 91’ A woman does not want to decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to a “gentleman’s agreement”, to try living together in a platonic relationship. Gilda: It’s true we had a gentleman’s agreement, but unfortunately, I am no gentleman. FILM The Shop Around the Corner Ernst Lubitsch, 1940, 99’ Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realizing that they’re falling in love through the post as each other’s anonymous pen pal.