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New Wilder Book

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There’s an excellent new Billy Wilder book on Some Like It Hot by the fine folks at Taschen. It includes a detailed script and a rare behind the scenes look at the making of this classic film. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Interviews with Billy Wilder, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and others
  • Complete facsimile of the screenplay with film stills from every scene
  • Excerpts from the script’s first draft
  • Behind-the-scenes photos
  • Original promotional materials from all around the world
  • Annotated/illustrated Billy Wilder filmography
  • Marilyn Monroe’s personal promptbook (with her handwritten comments)

 

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Nov 7, 2001

Jerry Maguire Journal

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Here’s Cameron’s Jerry Maguire Journal from the December 1996 issue of Rolling Stone. Among the gems included here is Cameron’s story about trying to get Billy Wilder to play Dicky Fox in the film. There’s also a great follow up where Tom Cruise and Crowe try to convince him to take the part after he’s decided to drop out.

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Sep 28, 2001

Wilder Turns 95!

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I just wanted to wish Mr. Billy Wilder a happy 95th birthday today. Have you seen the section of the site dedicated to Conversations with Wilder? It includes a bio of the legendary director, an except from the book, and multiple book reviews. Don’t forget, The Apartment was released on DVD this past week, if you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and rent it or buy it!

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Jun 22, 2001

Mike Finger’s The Blue and the Black