Critical study of the oeuvre of billy wilder is still surprisingly scant almost a decade following his death rather than cogent analysis that reaches beyond the director's often self-deprecating commentary, staple biographies still hold sway this new collection by karen mcnally which relegates the director to. The other in south asian religion, literature and film (december 2013) evolving modernities: formation of the urban imagination in hindi cinema karen mcnally (ed) billy wilder, movie maker: critical essays on the films (jefferson, nc: mcfarland, 2011) from kurukshetra to ramarajya: a comparative analysis of the. Recent books and articles include: mind of an outlaw: selected essays of norman mailer, new york: random house (2013) “phenomenological masking: complications of identity in double indemnity” in billy wilder, movie-maker: critical essays on the films karen mcnally, ed jefferson, nc: mcfarland press (2011. Ace in the hole: “this billy wilder film was so tough and brutal in its cynicism that it died a sudden death at the box office, and they re-released it under the title big carnival, which didn't duel in the sun: scorsese went to see this movie, which some critics called “lust in the dust,” when he was 4 years old. Dr mcnally is a senior lecturer and course leader for ba (hons) film and television studies her monograph on frank sinatra, when frankie went to hollywood, has been described as fascinating vital and engrossing, and her volume of essays, billy wilder, movie-maker, was reviewed as an exceptionally valuable.
We look at the crazy stories of 10 movie critics who couldn't take it anymore and decided to show how movies should be made. Norman holland on billy wilder's sunset boulevard that's the mark of a masterpiece, and this film of billy wilder's surely is for me, at least, a masterpiece as billy wilder surely intended and every critic who writes about this movie has noted, in her last mad descent down the staircase to the waiting newsreel cameras. Billy wilder's glittering masterpiece has topped bbc culture's 100 greatest comedy films poll nicholas barber explains why. Ken also written on the films what's new, pussycat (convergence media history , edited by janet staiger and sabine hake, routledge press, 2009) and kiss me, stupid (billy wilder, movie-maker: critical essays on the films, edited by karen mcnally, mcfarland, 2011) headshot of senior scholar-in-residence, ken feil.
Billy wilder has been accused of a 'contempt for women' and disregard for character, but this ignores the tenderness and emotional richness of his finest work but over the years, i've grown more and more frustrated by the way the true high priests of film criticism won't admit wilder to their pantheon. The screen: billy wilder's 'love in the afternoon' arrives film at paramount is a gay romance 'the sun also rises' on view at roxy by bosley crowther reason love in the afternoon not that our friend mr wilder hasn't already manifested himself a likely successor to lubitsch as a creator of gay comedy.
The beeb's reboot was so good that it turned my thoughts to the film version of the play, made 60 years ago by legendary director billy wilder watching wilder's billy wilder and his best movies this year a big hit with critics and punters alike, wilder handled the risque premise with aplomb he was to. In the opening moments of writer-director billy wilder's 1944 film noir double indemnity, the after-hours elevator operator lets insurance agent walter neff ( fred macmurray) inside the offices of the grand pacific building “they wouldn't ever sell me any,” says the elevator man, referring to his own pursuit of.