Billy Wilder Speaks (2006)

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Recut of the miniseries "Billy, How Did You Do It?": In 1988, Oscar-winning German filmmaker Volker Schlondorff ("The Tin Drum") sat down with legendary director Billy Wilder at his office in Beverly Hills, California and turned on his camera for a series of filmed interviews. The conversation went on for two weeks. The results were aired on German TV in 1992 and debuted on U.S. television when it was shown on Turner Classic Movies in 2006. We are presented with a generous smattering of film clips, rare photographs and artwork, but mostly Wilder just sits in his office and talks with the off screen Schlondorff, moving easily between English and German.

GENRES:  Documentary
DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff  •  Gisela Grischow
CAST:  Jean Arthur  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Hellmuth Karasek  •  James Cagney
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