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Billy Wilder

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  • 'All About Steve'

    There's nothing wrong with "All About Steve" that a rewrite couldn't fix, as long as the rewrite involved a different writer, a different character and a different story. The wanly conceived and persistently misjudged borderline stalker played by Sandra...
  • 'Sopranos' creator returns to HBO

    David Chase and HBO are teaming up once again, this time to tell the story of Hollywood's early days. Chase, who created "The Sopranos," will write and executive produce a miniseries called "A Ribbon of Dreams," about the growth of the movie industry...
  • Actor Peter Graves dies at 83

    -- Actor Peter Graves was found dead Sunday afternoon at his home in Pacific Palisades. He was 83 years old. Graves, who starred in "Mission: Impossible," "Airplane!" and Billy Wilder's "Stalag 17"--apparently died of natural causes, according to Los...
  • Extension 720 Audio Archives, March 2006

    We explore the roots and evolution of fascism with two experts: Stanley Payne, professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Peter Fritzsche, professor of history at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. (03/31/06)...
  • The 14th Annual Os-Caro Academy Awards Quiz

    Grab a pen and your thinking cap as movie reporter Mark Caro tests your Academy Awards smarts 1. The Academy Awards ceremony has been delayed three times. Which one of the following did not cause a postponement? A. The attempted assassination of...
  • We must remember this: Films give solace

    Great wars and social tragedies can make the movies seem temporarily irrelevant. But, in the end, the emotions those cataclysms arouse and the memories they leave almost always enter into the movies -- and, eventually, they change them just as...
  • Eight sides to this story

    Eight sides to this story
    When Benedikt Taschen, a globe-trotting publisher of stylish art books, and his then-wife first laid eyes on Chemosphere House in 1997, the iconic Los Angeles structure had seen better days. The sleek, octagonal house, perhaps the boldest work by the...
  • 75 achievements Oscar forgot

    When the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...
  • Finding comfort and joy at San Diego's Hotel Del

    For most people, the holiday season is a time to stay home, snug, warm and surrounded by the familiar. Lately, though, I've traveled in December. Last year it was a German Christmas market cruise on the Rhine River; the year before that, I visited New...
  • Dominick Dunne's Dangerous Game

    Dominick Dunne's eight-day visit started with dinner at the Regency Club. His pal Paige Rense, who edits Architectural Digest, invited him and a few others--all as rich or as famous as the people Dunne writes about. Another night it was Mortons, watering...
  • Raymond Chandler captured the heartbeat of Los Angeles. A new collection shows his influence still resonates

    If, as is often said, every city has at least one writer it can claim for a muse, Raymond Chandler must be Los Angeles'. To be sure, there are other candidates: John Fante and Nathanael West come immediately to mind, while from a later generation, Joan...