Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Record 4 of 12
Previous Record Next Record
Author Gemünden, Gerd.

Title A Foreign Affair : Billy Wilder's American Films.

Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (206 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Film Europa
Film Europa.
Contents An accented cinema -- The insurance man always rings twice : Double indemnity (1944) -- In the ruins of Berlin : A foreign affair (1948) -- Ghosting Hollywood : Sunset Boulevard (1950) and Fedora (1978) -- All dressed up and running wild : Some like it hot (1959) -- Being a mensch in the administered world : The apartment (1960) -- In the closet of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle : The private life of Sherlock Holmes (1970).
Summary With six Academy Awards, four entries on the American Film Institute's list of 100 greatest American movies, and more titles on the National Historic Register of classic films deemed worthy of preservation than any other director, Billy Wilder counts as one of the most accomplished filmmakers ever to work in Hollywood. Yet how American is Billy Wilder, the Jewish émigré from Central Europe? This book underscores this complex issue, unpacking underlying contradictions where previous commentators routinely smoothed them out. Wilder emerges as an artist with roots in sensationalist journalism.
Note Print version record.
Subject Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002. (OCoLC)fst00047437
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Music, Dance, Drama & Film.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Gemünden, Gerd. A Foreign Affair : Billy Wilder's American Films. New York : Berghahn Books, ©2011 9781845454197
ISBN 9780857450661 (electronic bk.)
0857450662 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000060958706
GBVCP 1008659185

Available items only