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Old 09-19-2002, 06:50 PM
BEST OF BILLY WILDER

Watching SOME LIKE IT HOT right now. A masterpiece. Definitely his best.
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Old 09-19-2002, 07:02 PM
1. Sunset Boulevard
2. Some Like it Hot
3. The Apartment
4. The Lost Weekend
5. Double Indemnity
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Old 09-19-2002, 08:05 PM
Good topic. One of the greatest directors ever!!!

1. Sunset Boulevard
2. Some Like It Hot
3. The Apartment
4. Double Indemnity
5. The Lost Weekend
6. The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes
7. Witness For The Prosecution
8. Stalag 17
9. Sabrina
10.Ace In The Hole
11.Five Graves To Cairo
12.The Spirit Of St. Louis
13.The Fortune Cookie
14.One,Two,Three
15.Irma La Douce
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Old 09-19-2002, 08:19 PM
1.) The Apartment
2.) Double Indemnity
3.) Sunset Boulevard
4.) Stalag 17
5.) The Lost Weekend
6.) Some Like It Hot
7.) Sabrina
8.) One, Two Three
9.) Witness For The Prosecution
10.) The Front Page

I guess I might want to re-see some of them to make sure, but I believe his entire top 5 are all 10/10 films.

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Old 09-19-2002, 08:55 PM
From what I've seen...

1. The Apartment
2. Stalag 17
3. Double Indemnity
4. Some Like It Hot
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Old 09-19-2002, 08:57 PM
Sunset Boulevard (8/10)

(This is the only one I've seen)
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Old 09-23-2002, 11:57 AM
1) The Apartment (9/10)
2) Some Like it Hot (9/10)
3) The Front Page (8/10)
4) Sabrina (7/10)
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Old 09-29-2002, 07:11 PM
I'm taking a film studies class and as of right now we are watching Wilder's films. So far we have only seen Double Indemnity and Sunset Boulevard. Love both films, but I amazed with Sunset Boulevard; however we are checking out Some Like It Hot this week.
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Old 09-29-2002, 10:48 PM
1. Sunset Blvd. (10)
2. Double Indemnity (10)
3. One, Two, Three (10)
4. The Apartment (10)
5. Some Like it Hot (8)
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Old 10-01-2002, 05:29 PM
Watched Some Like It Hot today and enjoyed it very much. Still not as good as Sunset Boulevard, but thought it was better than Double Indemnity. I'll be checking out The Apartmen on Thursday.
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Old 10-01-2002, 09:01 PM
I'd say Sunset Boulevard, though not by a lot. Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, and Some Like it Hot could all be grouped in the same category.


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Old 10-03-2002, 12:36 PM
Just saw The Apartment and loved it. Very tough choice between that and Sunset Blvd.
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Old 08-09-2004, 06:48 PM
1. Some Like It Hot (1959) - 10/10
2. Sunset Blvd. (1950) - 9/10
3. Double Indemnity (1944) - 9/10
4. The Apartment (1960) - 9/10
5. Stalag 17 (1953) - 9/10
6. The Lost Weekend (1945) - 9/10
7. The Major and the Minor (1942) - 9/10
8. Ace In The Hole (1951) - 8/10
9. The Seven Year Itch (1955) - 8/10
10. Witness For The Prosecution (1957) - 8/10
11. Sabrina (1954) - 7.5/10
12. The Fortune Cookie (1966) - 6.5/10

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Old 08-09-2004, 07:41 PM
BILLY WILDER

1. SOME LIKE IT HOT! (1959) A+
2. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) A+
3. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) A+
4. STALAG 17 (1953) A
5. THE APARTMENT (1960) A
6. SABRINA (1954) A
7. THE LOST WEEKEND (1945) A
8. LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON (1957) B+
9. THE SEVEN-YEAR ITCH (1957) B+

Are WITNESS/PROSECUTION, THE FRONT PAGE, THE FORTUNE COOKIE and ONE, TWO THREE worthy of my time?
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Old 08-09-2004, 08:00 PM
I didn't expect to like Witness For The Prosecution, Antonio, but I gave it a shot since once I get hooked on a director, I almost become a completist (it's an illness, really). But I was pleasantly surprised, and as you'll see, I gave it an 8.
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Old 08-09-2004, 09:18 PM


1. Sunset Boulevard - 10/10
2. Some Like it Hot - 10/10
3. Double Indemnity - 10/10
4. The Lost Weekend - 10/10
5. The Apartment - 9.5/10
6. Sabrina - 9.5/10
7. Stalag 17 - 9/10
8. Love in the Afternoon - 9/10
9. The Seven Year Itch - 8/10
10. Witness For the Prosecution - 8/10

His top 3 movies are all in my top 20. He's my third all time favorite director.

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Old 08-10-2004, 01:52 AM
Wilder is the sort of director where you can pick up nearly anything he's done and at least be mildly pleased, if not completely satisified. I believe his best to be:

The Apartment
Double Indemnity
The Lost Weekend
Some Like It Hot
Stalag 17
Sunset Boulevard

My favorite is Stalag 17. It was a great mix of humor and tragedy and probably my favorite war film. William Holden was phenomenal.
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Old 08-10-2004, 03:23 AM
1. Double Indemnity
2. Sunset Boulevard
3. The Lost Weekend
4. Sabrina
5. The Apartment
6. The Major and the Minor
7. Some Like It Hot
8. Stalag 17
9. Witness for the Prosecution
10. The Seven Year Itch

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