Billy Wilder | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by George Morris

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Billy Wilder.
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Critical Essay by George Morris

As moving as much of it is, Fedora is a problematic film. I wish Wilder had given the thwarted romance between Barry and Fedora the same intensity he brings to the similar relationship between Sherlock Holmes and his German Spy. I also wish he had devoted less time to the unraveling of the surface mystery….

And yet. And yet. Fedora is an elegant reminder of a formal perfection that has all but vanished from contemporary filmmaking. When Wilder's camera tracks past a luxurious ballroom of waltzing dancers, the exhilaration and beauty of the scene are tempered somewhat by the cranes and booms we see filming it. Even in this movie within a movie, the time for this kind of grandeur has almost gone….

Like the three movies which precede it, Fedora is a film of memory. But this...

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