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teolar:

Hedy Lamarr visits Billy Wilder and Marlene Dietrich on set, A Foreign Affair

Ya know, I used to live like Robinson Crusoe; I mean, shipwrecked among 8 million people. And then one day I saw a footprint in the sand, and there you were.
- The Apartment (screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond)
On the set of The Apartment (1960)

nevver:

Artists Authors Thinkers Directorsm, Paul Hornschemeier

Billy Wilder wins three Oscars for The Apartment at the 33rd Academy Awards, 1961.

FILM MEME: FOUR SCREENWRITERS (OR TEAMS) → BILLY WILDER & CHARLES BRACKETT (1/4)  

wolfandfox:

How would Lubitsch do it? 

[sign hung in Billy Wilder’s office.]

Shirley MacLaine with director Billy Wilder on the set of The Apartment, 1960.

“I love to shoot elegantly and I pride myself that it’s not whacked together by a dilettante. But I despise doing fancy schmancy shots. I cannot stand it. If anybody in the middle of a picture suddenly grabs his partner’s knee and says, ‘Oooooh, look at that setup!’ then the picture is dead to me because he knows that there was a setup. He knows there was a camera, he knows there were people on the dolly pushing backward, forward. I try to involve the audience and make them part of what is happening on that two-dimensional screen. The key is just make it effective, but don’t make it obvious. Make it clear to them, but don’t spell it out like the audience are just a bunch of idiots. Just aim it slightly above their station and they’re going to get it.”

Billy Wilder
June 22, 1906 — March 27, 2002