Billy Wilder


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Noun1.Billy Wilder - United States filmmaker (born in Austria) whose dark humor infused many of the films he made (1906-2002)
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A partnership between the English National Opera ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the stage production will be based on the original film by Billy Wilder.
wit and easy nature made him a popular actor Milland's more popular works Dial M for Murder is on July 5, Fritz Lang directed, paranoid thriller Ministry of Fear (1944) runs July 12-14 and Tinted Lens, led by Katie Featherstone from Cardiff University is looking at the realities behind the powerful Billy Wilder drama The Lost Weekend (1945) on August 2.
This rarely-produced Broadway masterpiece with a lush melodic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber is based on the classic Billy Wilder 1950 film, and won seven Tony Awards on Broadway in 1995, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score and Best Actress.
BORN MARIAH Carey, US singer, 1970, above QUENTIN Tarantino, film director, 1963 LOUIS XVII, French king, 1785 DIED BILLY Wilder, film maker, 2002 FERDINAND
Previous Chaplin Award honorees include Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock and Tom Hanks.
Billy Wilder, Movie Maker: Critical Essays on the Films
He paid tribute to his own cinematic hero, saying: "I want to thank three persons, I want to thank Billy Wilder, I want to thank Billy Wilder and I want to thank Billy Wilder".
Billy Wilder, movie-maker; critical essays on the films.
American Cinematique, which has previously lauded filmmakers including Steven Spielberg and Billy Wilder, kick started a 3-day celebration of his work in Los Angeles on Friday, reports the Telegraph.
Pitch-perfect direction from one of Hollywood's holiest, Billy Wilder.
No doubt Billy Wilder was horrified when his 1954 romantic comedy was revamped, although at least it was done by somebody with a bit of class, namely Sydney Pollack, director of such acclaimed hits as Tootsie, Out of Africa and They Shoot Horses, Don''t They?
The dashing star - who will forever be remembered for his role in drag in the 1959 Billy Wilder comedy Some Like It Hot - suffered a heart attack.