Mr Wilder, I absolutely adore you

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It’s Billy Wilder’s birthday! Woohoo! The thing is, I don’t know what to say about Billy Wilder anymore. I’ve gushed about him so much over the years, I honestly can’t think of anything else to say. You know I’m obsessed with The Apartment (1960), that I consider Some Like it Hot (1959) to be comedy perfection, and that Double Indemnity (1944) is my favorite noir. Not to mention I can do a spot-on impression of Norma Desmond. Well, ‘spot-on’ might be an exaggeration. But yeah, Billy Wilder is one of my biggest idols and the reason why I decided to become a screenwriter. I love and double-love Billy Wilder.

So, all that’s left for me to say is thank you. Thank you for everything, Mr Wilder, and I hope you’re having a wonderful birthday in Hollywood Heaven.

12 thoughts on “Mr Wilder, I absolutely adore you

  1. shamus1990

    Fantastic director – you almost have to admire his courage for making a film as brutally honest about the movie industry as Sunset Boulevard. I’ve recently picked up The Lost Weekend which I will have to watch soon…

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  2. maddylovesherclassicfilms

    One of the best directors there has ever been. His films are timeless. He was a director who always got the best performances from the cast.

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  3. I finally watched The Apartment. For years I have heard about this film, but never knew what it was about. It certainly was not what I was expecting. Overall I really enjoyed the movie, although it was a bit too long.

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