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The author of the book: Ed Sikov
Edition: Hyperion
Date of issue: November 17th 1999
ISBN: 0786885033
ISBN 13: 9780786885039
Language: English
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In terms of biographies, I prefer to look at the subject's life through the filter of an historic event or what the person is best known for in context. So A Team of Rivals is good; The "life and times" of so-and-so not so much. On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder is a little bit of both. Actually, it's a little bit "life and times" and quite a bit Hollywood history and Wilder's role within said history as well as how he influenced it. For me this book got off a little slow and that's why I didn't give it a higher rating. Where Wilder's life intersects with the rise of Hitler and the Third Reich in the early going it's particularly strong. Most of Wilder's early life, however, I could have done without. Once he hits Hollywood after narrowly escaping Hitler's grip on Europe in the 1930s, On Sunset Boulevard really takes off. Author Ed Sikov gives us just enough of Wilder's first steps toward a remarkable career before giving beat-by-beat backstory, film review, and commentary in equal parts on each and every Wilder film — both directed and written. Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Stalag 17, and Some Like It Hot were especially interesting. I wish the author would have given me a little more about Billy's latter years, but if you're into classic, studio era Hollywood I think you'll really like this book.


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