By Gerd Gemünden
With six Academy Awards, 4 entries at the American movie Institute's checklist of a hundred maximum American video clips, and extra titles at the nationwide ancient sign up of vintage motion pictures deemed helpful of protection than the other director, Billy Wilder counts as the most entire filmmakers ever to paintings in Hollywood. but how American is Billy Wilder, the Jewish émigré from important Europe? This publication underscores this complicated factor, unpacking underlying contradictions the place prior commentators often smoothed them out. Wilder emerges as an artist with roots in sensationalist journalism and the realm of leisure in addition to with an wisdom of literary tradition and the avant-garde, beneficial properties that result in effective and sometimes hugely unique confrontations among excessive and low.
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A Foreign Affair: Billy Wilder's American Films (Film Europa) by Gerd Gemünden