Behind the scenes with Billy Wilder

An image gallery celebrating the genius of Billy Wilder who would have celebrated a birthday today.

This is, I must admit, an inappropriate tribute to a man whose talent for conveying words on the silver screen remains unequaled. ย Still, I enjoy looking at these images of Wilder at work and at play and hope you do too.

“I was not a guy writing deep-dish revelations. If people see a picture of mine and then sit down and talk about it for 15 minutes, that is a very fine reward, I think.”

We are still fascinated by his work – a very long 15 minutes.

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