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On Sunset Boulevard : the life and times of Billy Wilder

Author: Ed Sikov
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment - Billy Wilder's cinematic legacy - is unparalleled in Hollywood history. Not only did he direct these landmark films and twenty-one others over the course of forty years in Tinseltown, he wrote all of his own screenplays. Volatile, cynical, hilarious, and supremely driven to create, Wilder arrived in Hollywood an all-but-penniless refugee who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sikov, Ed.
On Sunset Boulevard.
New York : Hyperion, 1998
(DLC) 98023504
(OCoLC)39001280
Named Person: Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder; Billy Wilder
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Sikov
ISBN: 9781496812681 1496812689
OCLC Number: 606242000
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 675 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. 1: 1906-1933 --
From Kraków to Vienna --
Daredevil reporter --
Just a gigolo --
In the fog of the Metropolis --
Taking off --
Escape --
pt. 2: 1934-1941 --
To Hollywood --
Coupled --
Heil darling! --
Ball of fire --
pt. 3: 1941-1950 --
Mr. director --
Double indemnity --
Reeling --
Proof --
Cheers --
Homesick --
Sunset boulevard --
pt. 4: 1951-1956 --
Ace in the hole --
Calculations --
Audrey --
Troubles --
pt. 5: 1957-1961 --
In the afternoon --
Some like it hot --
The apartment --
pt. 6: 1961-1970 --
Selling it --
Kiss me, stupid --
Fake --
Heartbreak --
pt. 7: 1971-1998 --
Love and death --
Fedora --
"Nice working with you" --
In turnaround.
Responsibility: by Ed Sikov.
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"Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment - Billy Wilder's cinematic legacy - is unparalleled in Hollywood history. Not only did he direct these landmark films and twenty-one others over the course of forty years in Tinseltown, he wrote all of his own screenplays. Volatile, cynical, hilarious, and supremely driven to create, Wilder arrived in Hollywood an all-but-penniless refugee who spoke no English; ten years later he was calling his own shots and directing his own scripts, and he stayed on top of the game for the next three decades. On Sunset Boulevard is the story of his rich, funny, inexhaustible, and exhilarating life."--Jacket.

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