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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 sign in of vintage motion pictures deemed valuable of upkeep than the other director, Billy Wilder counts as essentially the most entire filmmakers ever to paintings in Hollywood. but how American is Billy Wilder, the Jewish émigré from significant Europe? This e-book underscores this advanced factor, unpacking underlying contradictions the place past commentators repeatedly smoothed them out. Wilder emerges as an artist with roots in sensationalist journalism and the realm of leisure in addition to with an know-how of literary tradition and the avant-garde, beneficial properties that result in efficient and sometimes hugely unique confrontations among excessive and low.

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