Tuesday, August 16, 2011
"I Don't Do Cinema; I Make Movies"
I think it's safe to say Billy Wilder was the first director I ever fell in love with. Sure I was aware of other directors previously, but he was the first whose entire catalog I made a point of seeing. Looking back on it, it's not hard to see why I fell so head over heels in love with his movies: Not only did he cater to the old, jaded pessimist that lived deep inside my adolescent body (wow, what a horrible bit of phrasing), but his pictures were damn entertaining to boot. There have been many directors since Wilder but he will always be my first. Anyway, you should really check out this entertaining interview with Wilder.