A Foreign Affair Billy Wilder's American Films

With six Academy Awards, four entries on the American Film Institute's list of 100 greatest American movies, and more titles on the National Historic Register of classic films deemed worthy of preservation than any other director, Billy Wilder counts as one of the most accomplished filmmakers e...

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Main Author: Gemünden, Gerd
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Berghahn Books 2011, 2011
Series:Film Europa
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:With six Academy Awards, four entries on the American Film Institute's list of 100 greatest American movies, and more titles on the National Historic Register of classic films deemed worthy of preservation than any other director, Billy Wilder counts as one of the most accomplished filmmakers ever to work in Hollywood. Yet how American is Billy Wilder, the Jewish émigré from Central Europe? This book underscores this complex issue, unpacking underlying contradictions where previous commentators routinely smoothed them out. Wilder emerges as an artist with roots in sensationalist journalism
Physical Description:206 pages