I was stoked to be the June 2013 guest on the Hell is for Hyphenates film podcast with Paul Anthony Nelson and Lee Zachariah. Each month they discuss new releases and then explore the filmography of a director/filmmaker suggested by their guest. I chose Billy Wilder, because his films (though varied) all have an intelligent, pessimistic backbone, which makes the comedies sharp, and the dramas dark (but often with moments of humour).
I’m fascinated that the same director is behind the best comedy of all time Some Like it Hot, prime example of film noir Double Indemnity, and films so poignant as The Lost Weekend, The Apartment and Sunset Boulevard. Also appealing to me is the absurdity (even silliness), dress-ups, mistaken identities and inversions in the films. And I’m so glad he developed a working relationship with Jack Lemmon. I fell in love with him all over again watching and re-watching those Wilder films. He just seems so nice. ❤ If you’d like to skip to the Wilder discussion, that starts at 25:30.
It was great to get to indulge in my passion for MOVIES! In fact, I’m a bit excitable on the podcast…
I hope you enjoy it. And thanks again to Lee and Paul for having me!