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

Gene D. Phillips


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 Itch (1955), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), and Some Like It Hot (1959). Offering a unique in-depth critical approach, this book provides an overview of a filmmaking icon. Wilder began his career as a screenwriter in Berlin but, because of his Jewish heritage, sought refuge in America when Germany came under Nazi control. Making fast connections in Hollywood, Wilder immediately made the jump f ... More

Keywords: Billy Wilder, Berlin, Jew, Hollywood, screenwriter, director, Oscars, best picture, best director, filmmaking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813125701
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gene D. Phillips, author