Billy Wilder

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United States filmmaker (born in Austria) whose dark humor infused many of the films he made (1906-2002)

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It's about film, and how Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler changed filmmaking.
Hal Ashby and Billy Wilder are two prominent Hollywood directors whom critics often exclude from the pantheon of auteur filmmakers.
Aiming to "further correct the lack of scholarship" on filmmaker Billy Wilder (1906-2002), McNally (film studies, London Metropolitan U.
No doubt Billy Wilder was horrified when his 1954 romantic comedy was revamped, although at least it was done by somebody with a bit of class, namely Sydney Pollack, director of such acclaimed hits as Tootsie, Out of Africa and They Shoot Horses, Don''t They?
The dashing star - who will forever be remembered for his role in drag in the 1959 Billy Wilder comedy Some Like It Hot - suffered a heart attack.
Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe in a scene from the Billy Wilder classic Some Like It Hot Curtis and wife Jill Vanden Berg in July 2008 Curtis with Burt Lancaster and Gina Lollobrigida in the 1956 film Trapeze Curtis and wife Janet Leigh with their daughters in 1959 and, left, seated in a studio in 1965
Enchanted by the aesthetic that defined American cinema of the 1940s and "50s, Sharon Okun's new paintings explore the imagery and themes that infuse the artwork of Edward Hopper as much as they permeate the films of Billy Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock.
The "Mystery of Film Noir" seminar continues on Sunday with films by Alfred Hitchcock and Billy Wilder.
Director Billy Wilder deliberately set Some Like It Hot in the 1920s because, as cowriter I.
Sugar is a musical version of the classic Billy Wilder comedy Some Like It Hot, in which two male Prohibition-era musicians witness a gangland shooting and flee by putting on drag and travelling to Florida with an all-girl band.
The UCLA Film & Television Archive makes its long-awaited move to the new, state-of-the-art Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum in Westwood on Friday.
In continuous production since 1956, its familiar sleek-yet-chunky lines of leather upholstery and rosewood veneer were inspired by film director Billy Wilder, who told the Eameses he 'would really appreciate an ultra, ultra, ultra comfortable modern lounge chair'.
8), was a whimsical homage to Laure and a tiny group of Canadian film actresses who could ignite the screen with beauty and sexual energy, but, of course, Laure, spectacularlry blessed with the quality Billy Wilder called "movie flesh," never got stuck in the realm of mere babedom.
Nobody's Perfect: Billy Wilder by biographer Charlotte Chandler is the personal and engaging story of one of the great figures of 20th century movie-making--the legendary Billy Wilder (1906-2002).
Hollywood legend Billy Wilder, the Austrian-born cynic whose gifts for writing and directing led to such classics as Sunset Boule-vard, Some Like it Hot and Dou-ble Indemnity, has died, aged 95.