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Watching Wilder : A Critical Guide to Director Billy Wilder's Films, Paperback / softback Book

Watching Wilder : A Critical Guide to Director Billy Wilder's Films Paperback / softback


Watching Wilder: A Critical Guide to Director Billy Wilder's Films leads students through the experience of critically viewing the American films of Billy Wilder, one of the most influential and celebrated directors of the 20th century. Beginning with The Major and the Minor, the film that marks Billy Wilder's American directorial debut in 1942, the text offers students a chronological tour of 25 films, including renowned works such as Double Indemnity, Sunset Blvd., Sabrina, The Apartment, and Some Like It Hot.

Students are provided with background information for each film, as well as a set of thought-provoking questions that put them in the critic's seat and elicit deeper analysis. As they progress through the films, students are encouraged to identify key themes and observe how Wilder's work evolved over time.

They learn from Wilder's artistic eye for creating amazing mise en sc ne and his ability to successfully direct films across genres, including film noir, for which Wilder shares credit as a creator. The only comprehensive viewing guide for Billy Wilder's films, Watching Wilder is a valuable resource for film courses with concentration in directing, writing, and production.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Cognella, Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9781516548842



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