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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : 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). Featuring Gene D. Phillips's unique, in-depth critical approach, Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Phillips, Gene D.
Some like it Wilder.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2010
(DLC) 2009045857
(OCoLC)460059257
Named Person: Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gene D Phillips
ISBN: 9780813173672 0813173671
OCLC Number: 646068674
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 446 p., [32] p. of plates) : ill.
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 Seven Year Itch (1955), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), and Some Like It Hot (1959). Featuring Gene D. Phillips's unique, in-depth critical approach, Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder provides a groundbreaking overview of a filmmaking icon. Wilder began his career as a screenwriter in Berlin but, because of his Jewish heritage, sought refuge in America when Germany came

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