By Gerd Gemünden
With six Academy Awards, 4 entries at the American movie Institute's record of a hundred maximum American videos, and extra titles at the nationwide old check in of vintage motion pictures deemed important of upkeep than the other director, Billy Wilder counts as probably the most finished filmmakers ever to paintings in Hollywood. but how American is Billy Wilder, the Jewish émigré from crucial Europe? This ebook underscores this complicated factor, unpacking underlying contradictions the place past commentators repeatedly smoothed them out. Wilder emerges as an artist with roots in sensationalist journalism and the realm of leisure in addition to with an know-how of literary tradition and the avant-garde, beneficial properties that bring about efficient and infrequently hugely unique confrontations among excessive and low.
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A Foreign Affair: Billy Wilder's American Films (Film Europa) by Gerd Gemünden