First Edition. Signed by the great film director Billy Wilder with the inscription partly in his wife AudreyÕs hand: ÒTo Lee and Jona,Ó ÒBilly WilderÓ. Illustrated. Quarto, 373 pages. Fine copy in a fine bright dust jacket. From the jacket flap: ÒHere, in an extraordinary book with more than 650 black-and-white photographs - including film posters, stills, grabs, and never-before-seen pictures from WilderÕs own collection - the ninety-three-year-old icon talks to Cameron Crowe, one of todayÕs best-known writer-directors, about thirty years at the very heart of Hollywood, and about screenwriting and camera work, set designs and stars, his peers and their movies, the studio system and films today.Ó Includes a complete illustrated filmography with a synopsis of each film and a chapter entitled ÔMiscellanyÕ with assorted tips for writers, anecdotal stories, his wife AudreyÕs recipe for a perfect martini, etc. Billy WilderÕs legendary status in Hollywood as a director, screenwriter, and producer includes such classic films as Ninotchka, Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Stalag 17, Some Like it Hot, The Seven Year Itch, The Apartment, and The Fortune Cookie. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Conversations with Wilder by Cameron Crowe. ...
Publisher: New York Knopf 1999
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