Billy Wilder: The iconic writer, producer and director by Glenn Hopp

Billy Wilder: The iconic writer, producer and director

byGlenn Hopp

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A bullet-riddled body floats in the pool of a faded screen star. A desperate wife and a crafty insurance man mix lust with murder. Two musicians flee Prohibition gangsters by joining an all-girl band. A likeable loser climbs the corporate ladder by pimping for his bosses. Only in the skewed world of Billy Wilder would such situations provide the context for classic cinema: Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, Some Like It Hot, and The Apartment. Over a career longer than that of any other celebrated film-maker, Wilder has co written and directed an enduring body of work noted for its range, intelligence, wit, and bracing, if off-kilter, morality. A master of many genres, the six-time Oscar winner has given the world classic comedies ( Ninotchka, The Seven Year Itch ), romances ( Sabrina, Love In The Afternoon ), and dramas ( The Lost Weekend, Stalag 17 ). Even movies once dismissed as failures ( Ace In The Hole; Kiss Me, Stupid ) now attract admiring fans. Examine the many sides of Billy Wilder: writer, producer, director, quipster, iconoclast, mensch. What's in this book? As well as an introductory essay, each of Wilder';s Hollywood films is individually reviewed and analyzed. The reference section assesses books on Wilder. Don't end up with the fuzzy end of the lollipop or the squeezed-out tube of toothpaste! Discover a great filmmaker-or get to know him even better. 'Pocket Essentials embody the axiom that it's possible to distill all the vitals of a topic into a short, cheap volume. Hopp captures Wilder's fizzy cocktail of mittel-European sceptic and hard-boiled hustler' - Richard Armstrong - Audiencemag.com 'Glenn Hopp writes authoritatively and analytically... ' - Sunday Telegraph

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Title:Billy Wilder: The iconic writer, producer and directorFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 23, 2016Publisher:Oldcastle BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1842439901

ISBN - 13:9781842439906

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