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 Four: Double Indemnity

July 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · 1944, Adaptation, Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity, Ed Sikov, Exposition, Film Noir, Fred MacMurray, Miklos Rozsa, On Sunset Boulevard, Raymond Chandler, Woody Allen

Billy Wilder’s fourth movie, Double Indemnity, a classic film noir starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck, was released in 1944. Billy was 38 years old. Now, Double Indemnity is a movie. And a half. This is a movie I can watch again and again and again — and never get tired of it. It crackles […]

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