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Title Billy Wilder, movie-maker [electronic resource] : critical essays on the films / edited by Karen McNally.
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2011.

 Electronic Book  PN1998.3.W56 B53 2011eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (viii, 246 p.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Karen McNally -- Matters of genre. What exposure is the world? the desert noir of Ace in the hole / Lance Duerfahrd -- An unconventional war film: death, disguise and deception in Five graves to Cairo / Dale M. Pollock -- Syncope, syncopation: musical hommages to Europe / Katherine Arens -- Realistic horror: film noir and the 1940s horror cycle / Mark Jancovich -- Representation, image and identity. Shame and the single girl: reviving Fran and falling for Baxter in The apartment / Alison R. Hoffman -- "Have they forgotten what a star looks like?" image and theme with Dino, Cagney and Fedora / Karen McNally -- Phenomenological masking: complications of identity in Double indemnity / Phillip Sipiora -- Production and reception. "A small, effective organization": the Mirisch Company, the package-unit system, and the production of Some like it hot / Paul Kerr -- "Esthetically as well as morally repulsive": Kiss me, stupid, "Bilious Billy," and the Battle Of Middlebrow taste / Ken Feil -- Censorship, negotiation and transgressive cinema: Double indemnity, Some like it hot and other controversial movies in the United States and Europe / Daniel Biltereyst -- Europe, America and beyond. "I don't have a home!" Paris interregnum in Mauvaise graine / Leila Wimmer -- Palimpsest: the double vision of exile / Nancy Steffen-Fluhr -- Sabrina, Hollywood and postwar internationalism / Dina Smith -- Evolving modernities: formation of the urban imagination in Hindi cinema / Sunny Singh.
Summary "This wide-ranging collection of essays by an international group of scholars examines the significance of Wilder's filmmaking from a variety of original perspectives. Engaging with issues of genre, industry, representation and national culture, the volume provides fresh insights into Wilder's films and opens up his work to further exploration"--Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
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Subject Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Related Names McNally, Karen, 1964-
Related To Print version: Billy Wilder, movie-maker. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2011 9780786442119 (DLC) 2010044507 (OCoLC)659753715
ISBN 0786442115
9780786485208 (electronic bk.)
0786485205 (electronic bk.)
Standard # 9786612956799
OCLC number 704939717