By Karen McNally

Billy Wilder’s paintings is still a masterful blend of incisive social statement, expert writing and directing, and unashamed leisure price. considered one of Hollywood’s most efficient émigré filmmakers, Wilder holds a key place in movie background through movies that signify a fancy mirrored image of his eu roots and American cultural impacts. This wide-ranging selection of essays via a world team of students examines the importance of Wilder’s filmmaking from numerous unique views. enticing with problems with style, undefined, illustration and nationwide tradition, the quantity presents clean insights into Wilder’s motion pictures and opens up his paintings to additional exploration.

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