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A foreign affair : Billy Wilder's American films

Author: Gerd Gemünden
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2008.
Series: Film Europa, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With six Academy Awards, Billy Wilder counts as one of the most accomplished filmmakers to work in Hollywood. Yet how American is Billy Wilder, the Jewish emigre from Central Europe? This work  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerd Gemünden
ISBN: 9781845454180 1845454189 9781845454197 1845454197
OCLC Number: 174130904
Description: xii, 193 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: An accented cinema --
The insurance man always rings twice : Double indemnity --
In the ruins of Berlin : A foreign affair --
Ghosting Hollywood : Sunset Boulevard (1950) and Fedora --
All dressed up and running wild : Some like it hot --
Being a mensch in the administered world : The apartment --
In the closet of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle : The private life of Sherlock Holmes.
Series Title: Film Europa, v. 5.
Responsibility: Gerd Gemünden.
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"Gemunden's vital decoding of Wilder's translation of himself into the American vernacular offers stimulating new material and perspectives that will no doubt shape Wilder scholarship to come." * Read more...

 
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