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Billy Wilder (1906–2002)

Forfatter af Some Like It Hot [1959 film]

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Some Like It Hot [1959 film] (1959) — Director — 496 eksemplarer
Sabrina [1954 film] (1954) — Director; Producer; Screenwriter — 326 eksemplarer
Conversations with Wilder (1999) — Bidragyder — 306 eksemplarer
Sunset Boulevard [1950 film] (1950) — Director / Screenwriter — 281 eksemplarer
The Apartment [1960 film] (1960) — Director/Screenwriter — 241 eksemplarer
Double Indemnity [1944 film] (1944) — Director/Screenwriter — 239 eksemplarer
Stalag 17 [1953 film] (1952) — Director/Screenwriter — 111 eksemplarer
Witness for the Prosecution [1957 film] (1957) — Director — 103 eksemplarer
The Seven Year Itch [1955 film] (1955) — Director/Screenwriter — 102 eksemplarer
The Lost Weekend [1945 film] (1963) — Director/Screenwriter — 73 eksemplarer
Ninotchka [1939 film] (1939) — Screenwriter — 62 eksemplarer
Sunset Boulevard: Screenplay (1999) — Forfatter — 57 eksemplarer
Love in the Afternoon (1957 film)[DVD] (1957) — Director — 55 eksemplarer
Ace in the Hole [1951 film] (1951) — Director/Screenwriter — 55 eksemplarer
Irma La Douce [1963 film] (1963) — Director — 53 eksemplarer
One, Two, Three [1961 film] (1961) — Director & Producer — 52 eksemplarer
Ball of Fire [1941 film] (1941) — Screenwriter — 51 eksemplarer
The Fortune Cookie [1966 film] (1966) — Director — 41 eksemplarer
Avanti! [1972 film] (1972) — Director/Screenwriter — 35 eksemplarer
The Front Page [1974 film] (1974) 35 eksemplarer
The Spirit of St. Louis [1957 film] (1957) — Instruktør — 34 eksemplarer
Midnight [1939 film] (1939) — Screenwriter — 32 eksemplarer
TCM Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection: James Stewart (2012) — Instruktør — 29 eksemplarer
The Major and the Minor [1942 film] (1942) — Director/Screenwriter — 29 eksemplarer
Kiss Me, Stupid [1964 film] (1964) — Instruktør — 27 eksemplarer
People on Sunday [1930 film] (1930) — Screenwriter — 27 eksemplarer
Five Graves to Cairo [1943 film] (1943) — Director — 19 eksemplarer
Audrey Hepburn 7-Movie Collection (2017) — Instruktør — 18 eksemplarer
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife [1938 film] (1938) — Screenwriter — 18 eksemplarer
Stalag 17: Screenplay (1999) 15 eksemplarer
A Foreign Affair [1948 film] (1948) — Director/Screenwriter — 15 eksemplarer
Fedora [1978 film] (1978) 11 eksemplarer
Marilyn Monroe: The Diamond Collection [DVD set] (2001) — Instruktør — 10 eksemplarer
A Song is Born [1948 film] (1948) — Screenwriter — 9 eksemplarer
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Romance (2010) — Instruktør — 8 eksemplarer
Some Like it Hot: Screenplay (1959) 7 eksemplarer
Emil and the Detectives [1931 film] (1931) — Screenwriter — 7 eksemplarer
Film Noir Collection: 9 Films — Instruktør — 6 eksemplarer
The Emperor Waltz [1948 film] (2017) — Director — 6 eksemplarer
That Certain Age [1938 film] (1930) — Screenwriter — 6 eksemplarer
Buddy Buddy (1980) 5 eksemplarer
James Stewart: The Signature Collection (2012) — Instruktør — 5 eksemplarer
Billy Wilder Collection: Volume 1 — Instruktør — 5 eksemplarer
Marilyn Monroe Special Anniversary Collection — Instruktør — 4 eksemplarer
Bad Seed [1934 film] — Instruktør — 2 eksemplarer
Classic Cuts Collection Film NoiR (4 movies) — Instruktør — 1 eksemplar
Double Feature: Suspense — Instruktør — 1 eksemplar
Inviato speciale 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Casino Royale [1967 film] (1967) — Writer — 202 eksemplarer
Hold Back the Dawn [1941 film] (1941) — Screenwriter — 12 eksemplarer
Augenschmaus : das neue Tagebuch (1989) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Film Noir 10-Movie Spotlight Collection (2014) — Writer — 6 eksemplarer
Best Film Plays - 1945 (1945) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
VHS 3: Some Like It Hot/Ghostbusters/Vertigo — Instruktør — 1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
Wilder, Samuel
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Austria-Hungary (birth)
Land (til kort)
Sucha, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
Sucha Beskidzka, Poland
Los Angeles, California, USA
Vienna, Austria
Berlin, Germany
Paris, France
film director
film producer
Wilder, William Lee (brother)
Rózsa, Miklós (film scorer)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (American Honorary, 1984)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
National Medal of Arts (1993)
Kennedy Center Honors (1990)
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Kort biografi
Billy Wilder was born Samuel Wilder in Sucha, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His mother had spent several years in the USA in her youth and is said to have nicknamed her son "Billy" because of her fascination with Buffalo Bill. Wilder briefly studied law in Vienna, originally intending to become a lawyer, before abandoning that career for journalism. He wrote for a Viennese newspaper, producing crime and sports stories and interviews. In 1926, he took a publicity job in Berlin with the American jazz bandleader Paul Whiteman. He stayed on in Berlin writing for the city’s largest tabloid newspaper. In 1929, he broke into films as a screenwriter, and wrote scripts for numerous German films until the Nazis came to power in 1933. He left for Paris, then emigrated to the USA. Although he did not speak English when he arrived in Hollywood in 1934, Wilder was a fast learner, and thanks to friends such as Peter Lorre, with whom he shared an apartment, he was quickly able to start working in American films. In 1938, he began a fruitful writing partnership with Charles Brackett. They evolved into a producer-director team in 1942, with Wilder directing, and turned out box office hits such as Five Graves to Cairo (1943), The Lost Weekend (1945), and Sunset Boulevard (1950), winning several Academy Awards along the way. After the partnership dissolved, Wilder's self-produced films were more caustic and cynical, though he also produced successful, classic comedies such as Some Like It Hot (1959) and The Apartment (1960). He retired in 1981.



In 1945, the Academy Award for BP went to Going My Way, a box office smash and sentimental choice that's aged as well as cheese left out in the sun. A superior choice: Billy Wilder's superb dark noir Double Indemnity.
jgcorrea | 4 andre anmeldelser | Mar 16, 2024 |
The casting of Gloria Swanson and Erich von Stroheim who both had careers in silent movies, invests the events depicted with a great deal of realism as do the cameos in which Cecil B DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton and others are featured. Shots of Paramount studios and Schwab's Drugstore and the inclusion of an excerpt from "Queen Kelly" (1929) in which Swanson starred and von Stroheim directed also blur the lines between fiction and reality and add greater authenticity to the whole production.… (mere)
jgcorrea | 2 andre anmeldelser | Mar 15, 2024 |
A delightful film, black and white, but very engaging. Audrey Hepburn stars in the title role as a young woman in love with her father's boss's son, sent away to Paris for a couple of years.

A good pace, some unexpected humour, and some excellent dialogue, We were surprised at how much we liked this understated classic. There was even a short 'extra' giving a bit of extra information about the film.

Definitely recommended if you like this kind of thing.

Longer review here: https://suesdvdreviews.blogspot.com/2024/02/sabrina-audrey-hepburn.html… (mere)
SueinCyprus | 4 andre anmeldelser | Feb 21, 2024 |
A rather sordid premise to a well-written and well-made film, even if the 1960s style acting is a bit overdone in places. Shirley MacLaine is excellent as the young and attractive elevator operator, Fran; Jack Lemmon is also good as the kind but very ambitious CC Baxter, who lends his New York apartment out to management at his office for extra-marital trysts.

Most of the discussion of what goes on is couched in euphemisms, and there's no nudity or anything explicit, which is probably why the rating is only PG. But it's not at all appropriate for children or younger teens, in my view. However, for older teens or adults who like black-and-white films of this era, with some satire and light-hearted moments as well as some very tense ones, it has a good pace, and won several Oscars.

Longer review here: https://suesdvdreviews.blogspot.com/2024/02/the-apartment-jack-lemmon.html
… (mere)
SueinCyprus | 8 andre anmeldelser | Feb 1, 2024 |



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Ruta Lee Actor
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Samuel Taylor Original play
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