Thursday, June 27, 2013

Billy Wilder

Top 5 Billy Wilder films:
1. The Apartment
2. Some Like It Hot
3. Double Indemnity
4. Sabrina
5. Sunset Boulevard


  1. Wilder had just the most amazing career didn't he? I think my own top 5 would drop Sabrina for Lost Weekend and tinker with the order a bit. Glad to see The Apartment at the top. It remains my favourite film of all time.

  2. Lost Weekend is a good film as well. It was hard to choose between The Apartment and Some Like It Hot for the number one spot. They're both good - SLIH is funnier - but in the end The Apartment is a richer, more significant film.
    Yes, Wilder had an amazing career, including the early films he wrote but didn't direct. He possibly made some lesser ones towards the end, but... nobody's perfect.

  3. I have a soft spot for the Major and the Minor & One Two Three. But rent Mauvaise Graine, his first film. And make sure you watch the bonus feature!