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 old check in of vintage movies deemed valuable of maintenance than the other director, Billy Wilder counts as probably the most entire filmmakers ever to paintings in Hollywood. but how American is Billy Wilder, the Jewish émigré from vital Europe? This booklet underscores this complicated factor, unpacking underlying contradictions the place past commentators mostly smoothed them out. Wilder emerges as an artist with roots in sensationalist journalism and the area of leisure in addition to with an understanding of literary tradition and the avant-garde, positive aspects that result in efficient and infrequently hugely unique confrontations among excessive and low.

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