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post Jan 25 2015, 08:22 PM
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Back *.* and going much further back in time from the previous ones, with one of the definitive cinema greats. Billy Wilder dealt with a wide range of film styles and genres, but for me he really shone with the comedy. Granted, i haven't seen as many of these as i perhaps should have, but those ones at the end of the 50's in particular are sensational. 'Some Like it Hot' and particularly 'The Apartment' are some of my all-time faves. The latter was met with a huge response at the time and it's clear to see why. Very much an "everyman" sort of film, hugely relatable, funny, witty and real.

Filmography
  • 1934 Mauvaise Graine
  • 1942 The Major and the Minor
  • 1943 Five Graves to Cairo
  • 1944 Double Indemnity
  • 1945 The Lost Weekend
  • 1945 Death Mills Director
  • 1948 The Emperor Waltz
  • 1948 A Foreign Affair
  • 1950 Sunset Boulevard
  • 1951 Ace in the Hole
  • 1953 Stalag 17
  • 1954 Sabrina
  • 1955 The Seven Year Itch
  • 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis
  • 1957 Love in the Afternoon
  • 1957 Witness for the Prosecution
  • 1959 Some Like It Hot
  • 1960 The Apartment
  • 1961 One, Two, Three
  • 1963 Irma la Douce
  • 1964 Kiss Me, Stupid
  • 1966 The Fortune Cookie
  • 1970 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
  • 1972 Avanti!
  • 1974 The Front Page
  • 1978 Fedora
  • 1981 Buddy Buddy

What films have you seen of his? Any on your MUST-SEE lift ('The Apartment' must be if you haven't seen it already!!)

Close Eyes:

#8 Billy Wilder
#7 Tim Burton
#6 David Fincher
#5 Roman Polanski
#4 Stanley Kubrick
#3 Lars Von Trier
#2 Alfred Hitchcock
#1 Quentin Tarantino
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