Writers on Writing with Billy Wilder


Writing a movie is a mixture of architecture and poetry.

~Billy Wilder

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.

William Robert Rich
William Robert Rich

William Robert Rich is a story analyst, screenwriter, and co-author of Story Maps: The Films of Christopher Nolan. He's currently based in Austin, Texas.

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