Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | November 20, 2014

    Ron Rash: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Ron Rash



    Describe your latest book/project/work. Something Rich and Strange is a collection of selected stories, including three stories previously... Continue »
    1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$26.25
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Biography- Entertainment and Performing Arts

More copies of this ISBN

Billy Wilder: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers)

by

Billy Wilder: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Always daring Hollywood censors' limits on content, Billy Wilder directed greats such as Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Ginger Rogers, Marlene Dietrich, Kirk Douglas, Audrey Hepburn, and Gary Cooper. Billy Wilder: Interviews follows the filmmaking career of one of Hollywood's most honored and successful writer-directors and spans over fifty years.

Wilder, born in 1906, fled from Nazi Germany and established himself in America. Starting with a celebrated 1944 Life magazine profile, the book traces his progress from his Oscar-winning heyday of the 1940s to the 1990s, in which he is still witty, caustic, and defiant.

Often playful and sometimes outrageous, but just as often very serious, Wilder details his rise as a Berlin cub reporter to a fledgling screenwriter in Hollywood's "Golden Age." He tells the stories behind his brilliant direction of such classics as Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Stalag 17 (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Seven-Year Itch (1955), Some Like It Hot (1959), and The Apartment (1960), among others.

A dazzling raconteur, Wilder gives the scoop on the royalty of cinema, from the maddening magic of Monroe to the uncanny empathy of frequent alter ego Lemmon. Though his natural tendency is to spin marvelous anecdotes on the subject of show business, Wilder also delivers penetrating and instructive observations on his craft. On screen, his special blend of cynicism and romanticism was always expressed in a style that avoided showiness.

Billy Wilder: Interviews includes in-depth profiles, spirited Q&A's, and on-the-set glimpses of the director at work. Taken together, the interviews form an unofficial memoir of a sophisticated artist once described by a colleague as the most unusual and amusing man in Hollywood.

Review:

"Cameron Crowe's book-length Conversations with Wilder (1999) is the definitive interview with the filmmaker, yet the variety and scope of this collection make it a valuable supplement." Booklist

Synopsis:

Billy Wilder: Interviews edited by Robert Horton Always daring Hollywood censors' limits on content, Billy Wilder directed such greats as Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Ginger Rogers, Marlene Dietrich, Kirk Douglas, Audrey Hepburn, and Gary Cooper. Billy Wilder: Interviews follows the filmmaking career of one of Hollywood's most honored and successful writer-directors and spans over fifty years. Wilder, born in 1906, fled from Nazi Germany and established himself in America. In collected interviews this book traces his progress through his Oscar-winning heyday of the 1940s to the 1990s, in which he is still witty, caustic, and defiant. He tells the stories behind his brilliant direction of such classics as Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Stalag 17 (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Seven-Year Itch (1955), Some Like It Hot (1959), and The Apartment (1960), among others. A dazzling raconteur, Wilder spins marvelous anecdotes on the subject of show business and delivers penetrating and instructive observations on his craft. On screen, his special blend of cynicism and romanticism was always expressed in a style that avoided showiness. Robert Horton is the film critic for The Herald in Everett, Washington. His work has been published in Film Comment, New York Newsday, American Film, and the Seattle Weekly.

Synopsis:

In-depth profiles, spirited Q and A's, and on-the-set glimpses of the director at work

About the Author

Robert Horton is the film critic for The Herald in Everett, Washington. His work has been published in Film Comment, New York Newsday, American Film, and the Seattle Weekly.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578064441
Author:
Horton, Robert
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Author:
Wilder, Billy
Location:
Jackson
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Wilder, Billy
Subject:
Film Studies
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Conversations with filmmakers series
Series Volume:
106-925
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.00x6.16x.73 in. .81 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Adam's Navel: A Natural and Cultural... Used Hardcover $4.95
  2. Making Movies Used Trade Paper $7.95
  3. Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and... Used Trade Paper $9.50
  4. By the Bomb's Early Light: American... Used Trade Paper $10.50
  5. Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces,...
    Used Trade Paper $9.95
  6. William Wyler:the authorized biography. Used Hardcover $6.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Production » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Production » General
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Business » Investing
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

Billy Wilder: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$26.25 In Stock
Product details 248 pages University Press of Mississippi - English 9781578064441 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Cameron Crowe's book-length Conversations with Wilder (1999) is the definitive interview with the filmmaker, yet the variety and scope of this collection make it a valuable supplement."
"Synopsis" by , Billy Wilder: Interviews edited by Robert Horton Always daring Hollywood censors' limits on content, Billy Wilder directed such greats as Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Ginger Rogers, Marlene Dietrich, Kirk Douglas, Audrey Hepburn, and Gary Cooper. Billy Wilder: Interviews follows the filmmaking career of one of Hollywood's most honored and successful writer-directors and spans over fifty years. Wilder, born in 1906, fled from Nazi Germany and established himself in America. In collected interviews this book traces his progress through his Oscar-winning heyday of the 1940s to the 1990s, in which he is still witty, caustic, and defiant. He tells the stories behind his brilliant direction of such classics as Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Stalag 17 (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Seven-Year Itch (1955), Some Like It Hot (1959), and The Apartment (1960), among others. A dazzling raconteur, Wilder spins marvelous anecdotes on the subject of show business and delivers penetrating and instructive observations on his craft. On screen, his special blend of cynicism and romanticism was always expressed in a style that avoided showiness. Robert Horton is the film critic for The Herald in Everett, Washington. His work has been published in Film Comment, New York Newsday, American Film, and the Seattle Weekly.
"Synopsis" by , In-depth profiles, spirited Q and A's, and on-the-set glimpses of the director at work
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.