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

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

by Karen McNally
     
 

Billy Wilder's work remains a masterful combination of incisive social commentary, skilled writing and directing, and unashamed entertainment value. One of Hollywood's 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

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Billy Wilder's work remains a masterful combination of incisive social commentary, skilled writing and directing, and unashamed entertainment value. One of Hollywood's 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 Wilder's filmmaking from a variety of original perspectives. Engaging with issues of genre, industry, representation and national culture, the volume provides fresh insights into Wilder's films and opens up his work to further exploration.

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"some of the freshest and most insightfully written examinations on Billy Wilder to date...fascinating collection...an exceptionally valuable undertaking...engaging and thought provoking"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786442119
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/16/2010
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Karen McNally is senior lecturer of Film Studies at London Metropolitan University. She has also written on Frank Sinatra and American Male identity, and has contributed to numerous journals and edited collections.

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