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Some like it Wilder : the life and controversial films of Billy Wilder

Author: Gene D Phillips
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010.
Series: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the most accomplished writers and directors of classic Hollywood, Billy Wilder (1906-2002) directed numerous acclaimed films, including Sunset Boulevard (1950), Sabrina (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), and Some Like It Hot (1959). Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder provides an overview of a filmmaking icon." "Author Gene D. Phillips  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene D Phillips
ISBN: 9780813125701 0813125707
OCLC Number: 460059257
Description: xiv, 446 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: From Berlin to Hollywood : the early screenplays --
Champagne and tears : Ninotchka, Midnight, and Ball of fire --
New directions : The major and the minor and Five graves to Cairo --
The rise of film noir : Double indemnity --
Through a glass darkly : The lost weekend and Die todesmühlen --
Wunderbar : The emperor waltz and A foreign affair --
Dark windows : Sunset Boulevard --
Barbed wire satire : Ace in the hole and Stalag 17 --
Fascination : Sabrina and The seven year itch --
Light up the sky : The spirit of St. Louis and Love in the afternoon --
Remains to be seen : Witness for the prosecution --
The gang's all here : Some like it hot --
Love on the dole : The apartment --
Love on the run : One, two, three and Irma La Douce --
Grifters : Kiss me, stupid and The fortune cookie --
The game's afoot : The private life of Sherlock Holmes --
The perfect blendship : The front page and Avanti! --
Twilight years : Fedora and Buddy buddy --
Epilogue : a touch of class.
Series Title: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Responsibility: Gene D. Phillips.

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One of the most accomplished writers and directors of classic Hollywood, Billy Wilder (1906-2002) directed numerous acclaimed films, including ""Sunset Boulevard"" (1950), ""Sabrina"" (1954), ""The  Read more...

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"Phillips presents Wilder in accurate detail and sets many legends to rest. He understands and analyzes each project with support from his copious research, countless interviews with those who knew Read more...

 
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