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The Gang’s All Here: Some Like it Hot

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Walter Mirisch apprised Billy Wilder of the company's plans to produce its own pictures and to continue its working relationship with Wilder. He agreed to make his next picture, Some Like It Hot, for ... More


From Berlin to Hollywood: The Early Screenplays

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Billy Wilder is an energetic, articulate man, which began his career in films many years ago in Berlin by writing film scripts, most notably for a semidocumentary called People on Sunday (1929). ... More


Barbed Wire Satire: Ace in the Hole and Stalag 17

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Writing in the mid-1950s, film critic Manny Farber praised certain Hollywood directors like Billy Wilder who would “tunnel” beneath the surfaces of the stories they were filming and seek to ... More


Fascination: Sabrina and The Seven Year Itch

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Samuel Taylor's play Sabrina Fair: A Woman of the World had been submitted to Paramount in typescript months before the New York premiere in November 1953. A reader in the story department turned in ... More


Love on the Dole: The Apartment

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After Billy Wilder had finished Some Like It Hot, he wanted to make another picture with Jack Lemmon. Wilder got together with I. A. L. Diamond to whip up a detailed proposal that he would present to ... More


Love on the Run: One, Two, Three and Irma la Douce

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Billy Wilder had seen Ferenc Molnar's one-act play Ein, zwei, drei (One, Two, Three) on the stage in Berlin in 1928. Wilder could think of only one actor who could deliver dialogue at the trip-hammer ... More


Grifters: Kiss Me, Stupid and the Fortune Cookie

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Billy Wilder offended the Catholic Legion of Decency mightily when he made Kiss Me, Stupid. It was definitely not family entertainment, nor could it be retooled into a family film. The Legion of ... More


Wunderbar: The Emperor Waltz and a Foreign Affair

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of Johann Strauss' finest waltzes, “The Emperor Waltz”, would provide the title of Wilder's present film and be featured in the movie's score. Billy Wilder was bracketed with Charles Brackett, ... More


Light up the Sky: The Spirit of St. Louis and Love in the Afternoon

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Leland Hayward brought the project to Billy Wilder, who agreed to direct the picture (The Spirit of St. Louis), coauthor the screenplay, and coproduce the film. It was no secret that James Stewart ... More


The Perfect Blendship: The Front Page and Avanti!

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When Jennings Lang, a vice president at Universal, by sheer coincidence inquired whether Billy Wilder would like to direct a remake of The Front Page, Wilder accepted enthusiastically. He was drawn ... More


Twilight Years: Fedora and Buddy Buddy

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Billy Wilder and Diamond collaborated on the screenplay for Fedora. The response to Fedora was sharply divided: European critics loved it. American reviewers did not cotton to it, and some sneered or ... More


Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Gene D. Phillips

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of the most accomplished writers and directors of classic Hollywood, Billy Wilder (1906–2002) directed numerous acclaimed films, including Sunset Boulevard (1950), Sabrina (1954), The Seven Year ... More


Through a Glass Darkly: The Lost Weekend and Die Todesmühlen

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Billy Wilder was convinced that Charles Jackson's novel The Lost Weekend would make an engrossing movie. Wilder phoned Paramount executive Buddy De Sylva and requested that the studio purchase the ... More


The Rise of Film Noir: Double Indemnity

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In his book on film noir, William Hare repeats the story that one day Billy Wilder could not find his secretary. He was told by one of the women in the office that she was holed up in the ladies' ... More


Dark Windows: Sunset Boulevard

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
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September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter gives an analysis on Sunset Boulevard. It begins by describing the story conferences. The film's title refers to the passing of the old Hollywood: It recalls the tragic lives of has-been ... More


New Directions: The Major and the Minor and Five Graves to Cairo

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In December 1941, Paramount purchased the screen rights to both the short story and the stage play for The Major and the Minor. In the years ahead, Billy Wilder would become known for his ability to ... More


Remains to Be Seen: Witness for the Prosecution

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Witness for the Prosecution began its artistic life as a short story that Agatha Christie published in 1933 in Britain in a volume titled The Hound of Death. The story was published in the United ... More


The Game’s Afoot: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The character of Sherlock Holmes was inspired by Joseph Bell, a physician who taught Conan Doyle in medical school. William Gillette wrote a play, Sherlock Holmes (1899), in which the playwright ... More


Champagne and Tears: Ninotchka, Midnight, and Ball of Fire

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When he was preparing Bluebeard's Eighth Wife for filming, Ernst Lubitsch wanted Charles Brackett to write the screenplay. He did not ask the studio for Billy Wilder as well because he did not want ... More


Epilogue a Touch of Class

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Billy Wilder certainly did his part to enrich American cinema. He learned during his long career in Hollywood that a director had to work hard not just to achieve artistic independence but also to ... More


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