27 Days With Billy Wilder And Me

Every Movie He Directed…From Mauvaise Graine to Buddy Buddy

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Day Five: The Lost Weekend

July 4th, 2011 · No Comments · 1945, Adaptation, Charles Brackett, Charles R. Jackson, Doris Dowling, Howard Da Silva, Jane Wyman, Lost Weekend, Miklos Rozsa, Phillip Terry, Ray Milland

Billy Wilder’s fifth movie, The Lost Weekend, starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman, was released in 1945. Billy was 39 years old. The story is about an ersatz writer named Don Birnam (Ray Milland), an alcoholic who goes on a drinking binge and loses a weekend; hence, the title of the movie. The Lost Weekend [...]

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Day Two: The Major and the Minor

July 1st, 2011 · No Comments · 1942, Adaptation, Charles Brackett, Day Two, Ginger Rogers, Inciting Incident, Major and the Minor, Mid Point, Plot Point I, Plot Point II, Ray Milland

Billy Wilder’s second movie, The Major and the Minor, a light comedy starring Ray Milland and Ginger Rogers, was released in 1942. Billy was 36 years old. The Major and the Minor is Billy Wilder’s American-movie debut. According to film historian Robert Osbourne, Billy chose a light comedy — with a sure-fire box-office cast — [...]

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