Billy Wilder, American Film Realist


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The films of Billy Wilder, from Double Indemnity to Some Like It Hot, are American classics created by a brilliant Austrian in love with his newfound country. This is a re-examination of the key American films of Wilder, often challenging previous readings of his filmmaking style and personality, emphasizing the pop-cultural, film-historical, and sociohistorical content of well known films like Sunset Boulevard and less frequently remembered ones, like The Fortune Cookie. The book interprets Wilder as more than the ...

Billy Wilder, American Film Realist 2005, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786421190

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Billy Wilder, American Film Realist 2000, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780786408214