Billy Wilder: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers (Paperback))

Read [Brand: University Press of Mississippi Book] # Billy Wilder: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers (Paperback)) Online ! PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. Billy Wilder: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers (Paperback)) Taken together, the interviews form an unofficial memoir of a sophisticated artist once described by a colleague as the most unusual and amusing man in Hollywood. Billy Wilder: Interviews includes in-depth profiles, spirited Q&As, and on-the-set glimpses of the director at work. Often playful and sometimes outrageous, but just as often very serious, Wilder details his rise as a Berlin cub reporter to a fledgling screenwriter in Hollywoods Golden Age. He tells the stories behind his brilliant

Billy Wilder: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers (Paperback))

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Rating : 4.38 (728 Votes)
Asin : 1578064449
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 252 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-04-16
Language : English

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Taken together, the interviews form an unofficial memoir of a sophisticated artist once described by a colleague as the most unusual and amusing man in Hollywood. Billy Wilder: Interviews includes in-depth profiles, spirited Q&A's, and on-the-set glimpses of the director at work. Often playful and sometimes outrageous, but just as often very serious, Wilder details his rise as a Berlin cub reporter to a fledgling screenwriter in Hollywood's "Golden Age." He tells the stories behind his brilliant direction of such classics as Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Stalag 17 (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Seven-Year Itch (1955), Some Like It Hot (1959), and The Apartment (1960), among others. Billy Wilder: Interviews follows the filmmaking career of one of Hollywood's most honored and successful writer-directors and spans over fifty years. Starting with a celebrated 1944 Life magazine profile, the book traces his progress from his Oscar-winning heyday of the 1940s to the 1990s, in which he is still witty, caustic, and defiant. Though his natural tendency is to spin marvelous anecdotes on the subject of show business, Wilder also delivers penetrating an

All rights reserved. Cameron Crowe's book-length Conversations with Wilder (1999) is the definitive interview with the filmmaker, yet the variety and scope of this collection make it a valuable supplement. In later interviews, however, his tone darkens as he rails against coarsening trends in the industry, which by then had turned its back on him. Gordon FlaggCopyright © American Library Association. Wilder was also considered an acerbic cynic and misanthropist, but relatively little here seems to warrant that. This volume's 19 pieces, which date back as far as a 1944 Life profile, are replete with acerbic quips and bon mots, as well as intermittent insights into his creative process. From Booklist Billy Wilder is a particularly good subject for University Press of Mississippi's filmmaker interviews series, thanks to his reputation, based largely on interviews, as a wit and raconteur. Only in bla

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