Writing a movie is a mixture of architecture and poetry.
Billy Wilder was a master of his craft, whether it was directing or screenwriting. Just watch The Apartment, Double Indemnity, or Some Like It Hot. In this interview, shot sometime in the mid-90’s, he offers a lifetime of wisdom on the writing, directing, collaboration, and the state of industry. For further reading on Wilder, check out Cameron Crowe’s Conversations with Wilder.