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Billy Wilder, Movie-Maker: Critical Essays on the Films Karen McNally

Billy Wilder, Movie-Maker: Critical Essays on the Films

Karen McNally

Published December 16th 2010
ISBN : 9780786442119
Paperback
246 pages
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Billy Wilders work remains a masterful combination of incisive social commentary, skilled writing and directing, and unashamed entertainment value. One of Hollywoods foremost emigre filmmakers, Wilder holds a key position in film history via filmsMoreBilly Wilders work remains a masterful combination of incisive social commentary, skilled writing and directing, and unashamed entertainment value. One of Hollywoods foremost emigre filmmakers, Wilder holds a key position in film history via films that represent a complex reflection of his European roots and American cultural influences. This wide-ranging collection of essays by an international group of scholars examines the significance of Wilders filmmaking from a variety of original perspectives. Engaging with issues of genre, industry, representation and national culture, the volume provides fresh insights into Wilders films and opens up his work to further exploration.