Billy Wilder Speaks [DVD] [2006]

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Overview

Special Features

  • 70 minutes of additional interview footage and on-camera commentary by Volker Schlöndorff
  • Gallery of Billy Wilder trailers
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Billy Wilder filmography
  • Essay on the making of the film by director Volker Schlöndorff

Synopsis

Billy Wilder Speaks
The globally acclaimed writer-director and Golden Palm recipient Volker Schlondorff (The Tin Drum, Swann in Love) - helms the 71-minute documentary Billy Wilder Speaks, on the life and career of one of Hollywood's most brilliant cinematic craftsmen - the man responsible for Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, Some Like it Hot, and numerous other legendary motion pictures. In a series of protracted one-on-one interviews conducted by Schlondorff, shot just prior to Wilder's death and never before seen until now, Wilder recalls the highs and lows of his extraordinary six-decade career in the industry, with many vastly entertaining anecdotes along the way - telling his story from the inside, and sharing the insights he gained into the filmmaking process and his personal take on Hollywood politics and ethos. Schlondorff illustrates the discussion with a once-in-a-lifetime assemblage of rare archival footage, artwork, movie clips and photographic stills. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi


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