Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy Birthday, Billy

Billy Wilder was born today in Sucha (now Poland, then Austria) in 1906. It always - always - startles me to hear him speak. He gave us the incomparable Some Like It Hot... which alone would have been enough. But of course it isn't alone - there are also Sabrina, Stalag 17, Lost Weekend, Witness for the Prosecution, Sunset Boulevard... Thanks!

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At 7:00 AM, June 21, 2012 Anonymous Anonymous had this to say...

And don't forget his screenwriting for others: Ninotchka, Ball of Fire, Midnight...

I recently watched his directorial debut, a French film called Mauvaise Grain. It's not great, but--in addition to its significance for Wilder--it stars Danielle Darrieux, who is still here at ~95.


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