Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Volker Schlöndorff

shooting an interview
film and video interview setup

Billy Wilder Speaks (2006), directed by Volker Schlöndorff and Gisela Grischow is an extended interview of Wilder, shot over two weeks in 1988. An earlier release (Billy Wilder, wie haben Sie's gemacht?) is from 1992 and was based on the same set of interviews. Schlöndorff, who directed The Tin Drum (1979), is an enthusiastic questioner. Billy Wilder's high-energy anecdotes and analysis about his many films (and their stars) are in a captivating mix of English and German. The stills show the camera set-up.
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