The Billy Wilder Blogathon is here!!

Today would have been Billy Wilder’s 109th birthday.  The writer/producer/director had a storied career and left behind many films that are listed among the greatest ever made in almost every genre imaginable.  Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled and Aurora of Once Upon a Screen are happy to present the following list of commentaries submitted by bloggers far and wide in celebration of this legendary Hollywood player.


I’ll be updating links to the contributions as they come in throughout the day so be sure to check back often.  You may also want to follow @Irishjayhawk66 (Kellee) and @CitizenScreen (me) on Twitter as we promote the entries dedicated to Wilder’s astounding filmography.

“I don’t do cinema.  I make movies.” – Billy Wilder

Wilder Entries

Movie Movie Blog Blog“Straight Down the Line” – The Importance of Dialogue in Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity

Mib’s Instant Headache – Witness for the Prosecution

By Jeff a guest post on Once Upon a ScreenConsidering the Cult Movies of Billy Wilder

Dial M for MoviesBilly Wilder vs. Censorship

Moon in GeminiRemembering My First Movie: Irma La Deuce

Movie Movie Blog Blog Billy Wilder and the Marx Brothers – A Match Almost Made in Heaven

Love Letters to Old HollywoodClaudette Colbert and Don Ameche are John Barrymore’s parents in… Midnight (1939)

CinephiliaReaching for the Moon

Pop Culture Reverie – A Foreign Affair

Girls Do FilmBilly Wilder and The Apartment: “Shut Up and Deal”

Goose Pimply All Over – The Seven Year Itch

Movie Rob – The Private Lives of Sherlock Holmes

Wide Screen World – Stalag 17

Caftan WomanRhythm on the River and The Emperor Waltz

The Stop Button – Five Graves to Cairo

Le Mot du CinephiliaqueOne, Two, Three

Old Hollywood FilmsThe Fortune Cookie

Movie Rob – Buddy Buddy

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Midnight

Serendipitous AnachronismsThe Private Lives of Sherlock Holmes

A Shroud of Thoughts – The Apartment

Twenty Four Frames – The Major and the Minor

The Wonderful World of Cinema – Love in the Afternoon

Silver ScreeningsBilly Wilder’s Life-Affirming Ninotchka

Critica Retro – Kiss Me, Stupid

The Cinematic Frontier – Sunset Blvd.

Flickin’ Out“One drink’s too many, and A Hundred’s Not Enough” 

Outspoken & Freckled – Some Like it Hot

Shadows and SatinFamous Couples of Noir: Norma and Joe (and possibly Joe and Betty, too!) in Sunset Boulevard

Cinephiled – The Major and the Minor

Rachel the Cinephile – Wilder and Lemmon films

Stars and Letters – Correspondence on The Spirit of St. Louis

Almost Ginger – Some Like it Hot

Once Upon a Screen – Ace in the Hole

Thank you to all participating bloggers for the time spent on these enjoyable posts and to Kellee for another classic experience.


If interested you can visit the original blogathon announcement here.

And before you go here’s a look at Billy Wilder behind the scenes…

 Truly one of the all-time greats!  Here’s to Billy Wilder, a birthday celebration.


31 thoughts

        1. It’s a blast, isn’t it?! 🙂 Everyone writes with such passion about these films and this director. Thank you for participating!


  1. Thanks to both you and Kellee for organising this blogathon. I’m sure I am not the only one who was both entertained and enlightened by the sheer volume of information and personal insight shared in these great posts. 🙂

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