Conversations with Wilder

Conversations with Wilder In Conversations with Wilder Hollywood s legendary and famously elusive director Billy Wilder agrees for the first time to talk extensively about his life and work Here in an extraordinary book with

  • Title: Conversations with Wilder
  • Author: Cameron Crowe Karen Lerner
  • ISBN: 9780375709678
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Conversations with Wilder, Hollywood s legendary and famously elusive director Billy Wilder agrees for the first time to talk extensively about his life and work.Here, in an extraordinary book with than 650 black and white photographs including film posters, stills, grabs, and never before seen pictures from Wilder s own collection the ninety three year old iIn Conversations with Wilder, Hollywood s legendary and famously elusive director Billy Wilder agrees for the first time to talk extensively about his life and work.Here, in an extraordinary book with than 650 black and white photographs including film posters, stills, grabs, and never before seen pictures from Wilder s own collection the ninety three year old icon talks to Cameron Crowe, one of today s best known writer directors, about thirty years at the very heart of Hollywood, and about screenwriting and camera work, set design and stars, his peers and their movies, the studio system and films today In his distinct voice we hear Wilder s inside view on his collaborations with such stars as Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, and Greta Garbo he was a writer at MGM during the making of Ninotchka Here are Wilder s sharp and funny behind the scenes stories about the making of A Foreign Affair, Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Love in the Afternoon, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, and Ace in the Hole, among many others Wilder is ever mysterious, but Crowe gets him to speak candidly on Stanwyck She knew the script, everybody s lines, never a fault, never a mistake on Cary Grant I had Cary Grant in mind for four of my pictures slipped through my net every time on the Lubitsch Touch It was the elegant use of the super joke Wilder also remembers his early years in Vienna, working as a journalist in Berlin, rooming with Peter Lorre at the Chateau Marmont always with the same dry wit, tough minded romanticism, and elegance that are the hallmarks of Wilder s films This book is a classic of Hollywood history and lore.

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    1. Cameron Crowe Karen Lerner

      Cameron Bruce Crowe is an Academy Award winning American writer and film director Before moving into the film industry, Crowe was contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, for which he still frequently writes.Crowe has made his mark with character driven, personal films that have been generally hailed as refreshingly original and void of cynicism Michael Walker in the New York Times called Crowe something of a cinematic spokesman for the post baby boom generation because his first few films focused on that specific age group, first as high schoolers and then as young adults making their way in the world.Crowe s debut screenwriting effort, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, grew out of a novel he wrote while posing for one year undercover as a student at Clairemont High School in San Diego, California, USA Later, he wrote and directed one high school saga, Say Anything, and then Singles, a story of Seattle twentysomethings that was woven together by a soundtrack centering on that city s burgeoning grunge music scene Crowe landed his biggest hit, though, with the feel good Jerry Maguire After this, he was given a green light to go ahead with a pet project, the autobiographical effort Almost Famous Centering on a teenage music journalist on tour with an up and coming band, it gave insight to his life as a 15 year old writer for Rolling Stone Also, in late 1999, Crowe released his second book, Conversations with Billy Wilder, a question and answer session with the legendary director.

    392 thoughts on “Conversations with Wilder”

    1. da leggere, rileggere, compulsare. una chiacchierata che incanta, con uno dei registi più straordinari di sempre. non è solo un'intervista allievo-maestro, ma un dialogo che dice infinite cose a tutti gli innamorati del cinema. some like it wilder.


    2. To compare this book to Hitchcock/Truffaut or Bogdanovich interviewing Welles is absurd. Wilder is intermittently interesting, but Cameron Crowe is an insuffurable jackass more fascinated in showing how much Wilder likes him than in actually asking any good questions.Mostly this is a book of gossip about movie stars. It feels like a third of the book is spent talking about Marilyn Monroe. The biggest problem is that Wilder doesn't have an interest in analyzing his films. He warms up to Crowe eve [...]


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    4. This is a marvelous book. Crowe was the perfect person to do this book, as he has years of experience as a journalist and as a writer/director of film. He was able to ask some tough questions of Wilder as a journalist, but also had huge insights into the realities of both writing and directing films that no journalist would ever have. I felt like I was sitting right there in the room with the two of them. I found the snippets of Billy's wife Audrey, who was sometimes nearby, wonderful as well.


    5. Tuesdays with Billy. This book is a casually fascinating glimpse of two filmmakers in dialogue, with the younger visiting the retired elder to study and celebrate his life and work. Cameron Crowe was contemplating an autobiographical film at the time of these interviews, which became Almost Famous. And Billy Wilder was retired, with afternoon physical therapy sessions to keep the blood flowing followed by evening martinis. Crowe revisits every Wilder film to capture the thoughts of its filmmaker [...]


    6. This book isn't perfect, Wilder comes off as something of an asshole sometimes when he decides to talk shit about the likes of Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Fred McMurray, and Steven Spielberg (Of course if every asshole could create something like The Apartment which is possibly the loveliest movie ever made I'd find assholes in general alot more tolerable). And Crowe misses some real opportunities by missing some juicy questions (Come on did you really think Wilder wouldn't have a good Klaus [...]


    7. Wonderful conversation with a great filmmaker. Took a while to read because I kept putting the book down so I could watch some of the films (some for the first time, some for the nth). This is the man behind The Apartment, Double Indemnity, Witness for the Prosecution, Stalag 17, Sunset Blvd Some Like It Hot and more. I think Sabrina is his worst film I've seen and others consider that a classic; if his worst is a classic, the others must be pretty good. Nice to have Crowe as the interviewer as [...]


    8. Wilder is one of my top ten favorite directors, and this book essentially let me spent the afternoon in his company, hearing his opinions on more things than I would have ever thought to ask myself. The structure of the book is not perfect, and some serious editing should have been done on some descriptive passages and repetitions from Wilder. Nonetheless, if you're a fan of great cinema and writing/directing technique from a master, then this book comes highly recommended.


    9. William Holden, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Sunset Boulevard,Some Like it Hot, Double Indemnity you know you love them all. Why not spend a couple evenings in the company of Billy Wilder and Cameron Crowe listening to great conversations about old Hollywood. Heavily illustrated with photos of the tinseltowns greatest stars, this book will have you updating your "must see" movies list and lingering on the TMC channel just a little longer


    10. This is one of the best books I've ever read about filmmaking and filmmakers. It's so obvious Cameron Crowe -- writer and director of Almost Famous, Say Anything, and many more -- loves and respects Billy Wilder -- that comes through throughout this collection of interviews.


    11. Riveting and insightful look at a great journalist/filmmaker talking to his mentor and peeling back the layers if one of the masters of cinema.


    12. If you want a great book about early Hollywood and the writers and directors who did the best work, pick this book up.



    13. My all-time favorite film director in lively, penetrating, often very funny conversations with Cameron Crowe. What's not to love?


    14. Есть одна отличная шутка про Мэрилин Монро тех времен, когда она вышла за Артура Миллера. Точнее, тогда они были помолвлены. Он сказал ей: "Я хочу, чтобы ты познакомилась с моей матушкой, она хочет тебя увидеть. Я подумал, то хорошо было бы наведаться в ее квартирку в Бронксе и [...]


    15. The joys of this interview book come from Wilder. I can't help but compare Crowe's interviewing style to Peter Bogdanovich, who is leaps and bounds smarter and more insightful in his questioning. Crowe certainly knows Wilder's work and biography, but he is so fawning in his questions, that it brings the book down when compared to Bogdanovich's interview books with John Ford, Orson Welles, or Fritz Lange. However, maybe a little fawning was needed to draw Wilder out? Bit in another case, Wilder i [...]


    16. Muy interesante. aprovechando un buen maratón estos días con su filmografía, sirve de apoyo genuino para apreciar muchas de sus obras de un modo diferente.Debió ser realmente alguien muy peculiar y sin pensar que este tipo de entrevistas pudiera convencerme mucho, la verdad es que lo he encontrado muy didáctico y esclarecedor.


    17. Fascinating exploration of Wilder’s work through a series of interviews with the filmmaker. Quoted in Screenwriting Unchained: Reclaim Your Creative Freedom and Master Story Structure at the end of the detailed analysis of the broken compact sequence in The Apartment, to illustrate the difference between unconscious mastery and conscious knowledge of storytelling tools like planting and pay-off or dramatic irony.


    18. Billy Wilder wrote and directed some great movies, and in this book, filmmaker Caneron Crowe interviews him at great length to reveal the art behind the master's films by going through them one by one.But the real joy of the book is that the hours of pronouncements by the great Wilder, who seems very honest--blunt may be a better word--as he goes beyond the films themselves to describe his experiences with actors and studio heads over the years.Wilder comes across as a fascinating talker and a w [...]


    19. You can hear all the same old man stories that Billy Wilder tells fellow German filmmaker in the documentary "Billy Wilder Speaks" or you can spend the time hearing the same stories while simulatenously learning that Cameron Crowe is sort of a pathetic turd with low self esteem and a creative inferiority complex. But something happens in the second half of this interview book that is amazing. Wilder really starts to open up and a warm and funny personality and perspective starts to pour out and [...]


    20. Били Уайлдър: izumen/2014/10/blБили Уайлдър е симпатяга. Това е първото нещо, което научих от тази книга. Без никаква престореност, един от титаните на киното ни дава възможност да надзърнем зад някои от най-големите шедьоври на седмото изкуство и работата със звезди като Хъмфри Бо [...]


    21. A slow read, but only because I kept going back to review the movies they talked about. One of my favorites from the book: "Have you seen Titanic?" he asks. He leans closer. "Have you seen such horseshit?" Cameron Crowe did a good job of making you feel like you were there talking with Mr. Wilder.


    22. I'm a big fan of Wilder movies such as Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, and Sabrina, and this book provided a window into the director's philosophy of moviemaking. It was an easy, fun, and enlightening read.


    23. Some interesting insights, but the book is too repetitive and too long. Crowe could have used an editor in chopping down Wilder's responses. The book is lavishly illustrated with photos from Wilder's movies.


    24. The most insightful book on a filmmaker's life and his approach to working as a writer/director next to TRUFFAUT/HITCHCOCK.





    25. I'm no fan of Cameron Crowe--his heavy-handed sentimental streak is on display here, too--but when the interviewee is Billy Wilder, what difference does it make?



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