For the 2nd year in a row, the ‘Cubish duo’ Aurora aka @CitizenScreen of Once Upon A Screen and yours truly of Outspoken & Freckled aka @IrishJayhawk66 are so in awe of the mega talents of writer/director Billy Wilder that hosting a birthday party blogathon in his honor is simply a must! I think Billy would appreciate the best gifts are those in the form of words about film, don’t you agree?
My lovely co-host Aurora kicked off the day shift of this birthday blogathon bash (see her post here ) as she has been tweeting out fab tweets all afternoon of our talented participants, and now passes the baton to me. Look for my tweets this evening at @IrishJayhawk66 for additional participants as they trickle in.
So let’s honor him and continue this ‘Wilder birthday party’ by reading all of these fascinating posts on all things Wilder…
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 Screen – Considering the Cult Movies of Billy Wilder
Dial M for Movies – Billy Wilder vs. Censorship
Moon in Gemini – Remembering 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 Hollywood – Claudette Colbert and Don Ameche are John Barrymore’s parents in… Midnight (1939)
Cinephilia – Reaching for the Moon
Pop Culture Reverie – A Foreign Affair
Girls Do Film – Billy 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 Woman – Rhythm on the River and The Emperor Waltz
The Stop Button – Five Graves to Cairo
Le Mot du Cinephiliaque – One, Two, Three
Old Hollywood Films – The Fortune Cookie
Movie Rob – Buddy Buddy
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Midnight
Serendipitous Anachronisms – The 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 Screenings – Billy Wilder’s Life-Affirming Ninotchka
Critica Retro – Kiss Me, Stupid
The Cinematic Frontier – Sunset Blvd.
Outspoken & Freckled – Some Like it Hot
Shadows and Satin – Famous Couples of Noir: Norma and Joe (and possibly Joe and Betty, too!) in Sunset Boulevard
Cinephiled – The Major and the Minor
Stars and Letters – Correspondence on The Spirit of St. Louis
Flickin’ Out – The Lost Weekend
Almost Ginger – Some Like it Hot
Be sure to check back for blog posts still yet to come- and follow us on twitter, too. Great writers deserve praise (hence our reason for this annual event) so please leave kind feedback for these extraordinary bloggers! (Because that’s what Lubitsch would do!)
3 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Billy Wilder! (Bloggers Beguile Us with Bday Bash Gifts)”
Thanks to you and Aurora for organising the blogathon. Some great and insightful posts were shared and I am sure enjoyed by us all! 🙂
He deserves it, and these posts are great!
This was an amazing blogathon. Thanks for hosting. I have an even greater appreciation for Billy Wilder – and I didn’t think that was possible!