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Billy Wilder, movie-maker : critical essays on the films /
edited by Karen McNally.
imprint
Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., c2011.
description
viii, 246 p.
ISBN
0786442115 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786442119 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., c2011.
isbn
0786442115 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786442119 (softcover : alk. paper)
contents note
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.
abstract
"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.
catalogue key
7404062
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Karen McNally is senior lecturer of film studies at London Metropolitan University. She has also written on Frank Sinatra and American male identity, and has contributed to numerous journals and edited collections.
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Summaries
Library of Congress 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.
Main Description
Billy Wilder's work remains a masterful combination of incisive social commentary, skilled writing and directing, and unashamed entertainment value. One of Hollywood's foremost emigre filmmakers, Wilder holds a key position in film history via films that represent a complex reflection of his European roots and American cultural influences. 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.
Bowker Data Service 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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Matters of Genre
What Exposure Is the World? The Desert Noir of Ace in the Holep. 11
An Unconventional War Film: Death, Disguise and Deception in Five Graves to Cairop. 26
Syncope, Syncopation: Musical Hommages to Europep. 41
Realistic Horror: Film Noir and the 1940s Horror Cyclep. 56
Representation, Image and Identity
Shame and the Single Girl: Reviving Fran and Falling for Baxter in The Apartmentp. 71
"Have They Forgotten What a Star Looks Like?" Image and Theme with Dino, Cagney and Fedorap. 87
Phenomenological Masking: Complications of Identity in Double Indemnityp. 102
Production and Reception
"A Small, Effective Organization": The Mirisch Company, the Package-Unit System, and the Production of Some Like It Hotp. 117
"Esthetically As Well as Morally Repulsive": Kiss Me, Stupid, "Bilious Billy," and the Battle of Middlebrow Tastep. 132
Censorship, Negotiation and Transgressive Cinema: Double Indemnity, Some Like It Hot and Other Controversial Movies in the United States and Europep. 145
Europe, America and Beyond
"I Don't Have a Home!" Paris Interregnum in Mauvaise grainep. 161
Palimpsest: The Double Vision of Exilep. 178
Sabrina, Hollywood and Postwar Internationalismp. 193
Evolving Modernities: Formation of the Urban Imagination in Hindi Cinemap. 209
Bibliographyp. 225
About the Contributorsp. 237
Indexp. 239
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