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Аз не правя кино. Аз правя филми
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25 November 2008

I don’t make cinema, I make movies.

Here, in a Q&A format -- a nod to Truffaut's unforgettable Hitchcock -- Billy Wilder, Hollywood's legendary writer-director, talks to Cameron Crowe, one of today's best-known writer-directors, about screenwriting and camera work, set design and the stars, his peers and their movies, the old studio system and filmmaking today. And here are his behind-the-scenes recollections from the sets of “Double Indemnity’, “Sunset Boulevard”, “Love in the Afternoon”, “Some Like It Hot”, and “The Apartment”, among many others. The same dry wit, lack of sentimentality, tough-minded romanticism, and elegance that are the hallmarks of Wilder's films make this book a classic of Hollywood history and lore.

About the Author
Billy  Wilder

Billy Wilder (22 June 1906 – 27 March 2002) was an Austrian-born American artist, journalist, filmmaker, screenwriter and producer, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. Wilder is one of the only five people who have won three Academy Awards for producing, directing and writing for one single film (The Apartment).

He first became a screenwriter in the late 1920s while living in Berlin. After the rise of Adolf Hitler, Wilder, who was Jewish, left for Paris, where he made his directorial debut. He relocated to Hollywood in 1933, and in 1939 he had a hit as a co-writer of the screenplay to the screwball comedy Ninotchka. Wilder established his directorial reputation after helming Double Indemnity (1944), a film noir he co-wrote with mystery novelist Raymond Chandler. Wilder earned the Best Director and Best Screenplay Academy Awards for the adaptation of a Charles R. Jackson story The Lost Weekend, about alcoholism. In 1950, Wilder co-wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Sunset Boulevard.

From the mid-1950s on, Wilder made mostly comedies. Among the classics Wilder created in this period are the farces The Seven Year Itch (1955) and Some Like It Hot (1959), satires such as The Apartment (1960), and the romantic comedy Sabrina (1954). He directed fourteen different actors in Oscar-nominated performances. Wilder was recognized with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1986. In 1988, Wilder was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. In 1993, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. Wilder holds a significant place in the history of Hollywood censorship for expanding the range of acceptable subject matter.

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