The 93-year-old Billy Wilder, Hollywood's legendary writer-director, talks about screen writing and camera work, set design and the stars, his peers and their movies, the old studio system, and filmmaking today. 200 photos.The 93-year-old Billy Wilder, Hollywood's legendary writer-director, talks about screen writing and camera work, set design and the stars, his peers and their movies, the old studio system, and filmmaking today. 200 photos.Read Less
GOOD. [CONDITION: Ex-Library with stickers, stamps, notations. Pages-Except for library markings clean with no highlighting, underlining or notations found; Binding-Tight; Hard Cover-DJ is glued to it; Dust Jacket-Edge/corner wear. ] PHOTO: When displayed is actual book for sale. SHIPPING: Normally the same or next day, six days a week; Secure mailers used with USPS tracking number provided. Here, in an extraordinary book with more than 650 black-and-white photographs--including film posters, stills, grabs, and never-before-seen pictures from Wilders own collection--the ninety-three-year-old icon talks to Cameron Crowe, one of todays best-known writer-directors, about thirty years at the very heart of Hollywood, and about screenwriting and camera work, set design and stars, his peers and their movies, the studio system and films today.
Good in J Good jacket. Jacket lightly soiled/rubbed, corners and spine ends rubbed/bumped; cover lightly soiled, spine ends lightly rubbed/bumped; edges lightly soiled; text block lightly age-toned; binding tight; cover, edges, and interior intact and clean except as noted.
Fine in Near fine jacket. Stated first edition, 1999, hardcover, small quarto, 373pp., heavily illustrated in b&w. Book fine, binding tight, text clean bright and unmarked. DJ near fine with mild rubbing.
Conversation with Wilder is a must read for the occasional movie goer to the hard-core movie fan. This book is not just for Billy Wilder fans, but for anyone who loves movies. Cameron Crowe does a masterful job in drawing out the ellusive Billy Wilder's wry wit and his hard comedic edges. This book takes the reader on a wondeful journey of Wilder's great films, including such masterpieces as The Apartment, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, and the Film Noir classic Double Indemnity. Mr. Wilder explains in grand detail his recollections of Hollywood and movie-making during his tenure as one of the greatest writer/directors of all time. He delves into his mechanics as a writer/director, leaving no stone unturned as he talks about his films, the actors (good and bad), his partnership with writers Charles Bracket and I. A. L. Diamond, as well actors he wanted to work with and movies he wished he would have done. This fantastic filmography takes us from his humble beginnings in Austria to his simple Beverly Hills office at the age of 92. Included are hudreds of great photos, still shots and movie poster's. This is a wonderful collection and a must have for any Wilder fan; you will treasure it.
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