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Billy Wilder, movie-maker : critical essays on the films

Author: Karen McNally
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This wide-ranging collection of essays by an international group of scholars examines the significance of Wilder's filmmaking from a variety of original perspectives. Engaging with issues of genre, industry, representation and national culture, the volume provides fresh insights into Wilder's films and opens up his work to further exploration"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen McNally
ISBN: 9780786442119 0786442115
OCLC Number: 659753715
Description: viii, 246 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Karen McNally --
Matters of genre. What exposure is the world? the desert noir of ace in the hole / Lance Duerfahrd --
An unconventional war film: death, disguise and deception in five graves to cairo / Dale M. Pollock --
Syncope, syncopation: musical hommages to Europe / Katherine Arens --
Realistic horror: film noir and the 1940s horror cycle / Mark Jancovich --
Representation, image and identity. Shame and the single girl: reviving Fran and falling for Baxter in The apartment / Alison R. Hoffman --
"Have they forgotten what a star looks like?" image and theme with Dino, Cagney and Fedora / Karen McNally --
Phenomenological masking: complications of identity in double indemnity / Phillip Sipiora --
Production and reception. "A small, effective organization": the Mirisch Company, the package-unit system, and the production of Some like it hot / Paul Kerr --
"Esthetically as well as morally repulsive": Kiss me, stupid, "Bilious Billy," and the Battle Of Middlebrow taste / Ken Feil --
Censorship, negotiation and transgressive cinema: double indemnity, some like it hot and other controversial movies in the United States and Europe / Daniel Biltereyst --
Europe, America and beyond. "I don't have a home!" Paris interregnum in Mauvaise graine / Leila Wimmer --
Palimpsest: the double vision of exile / Nancy Steffen-Fluhr --
Sabrina, Hollywood and postwar internationalism / Dina Smith --
Evolving modernities: formation of the urban imagination in Hindi cinema / Sunny Singh.
Responsibility: edited by Karen McNally.

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"This wide-ranging collection of essays by an international group of scholars examines the significance of Wilder's filmmaking from a variety of original perspectives. Engaging with issues of genre, industry, representation and national culture, the volume provides fresh insights into Wilder's films and opens up his work to further exploration"--Provided by publisher.

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