Tagged with billy wilder

Ball of Fire is Cool as Ice–Killer Diller too.

As I mentioned earlier in my post on writing dialogue, I mentioned the film Ball of Fire as an example of a wonderful feat of movie dialogue, filled as it is with wacky slang and lingo.  I’ve just re-watched the film Ball of Fire (1941) is directed by Howard Hawks, director of other Hollywood classics … Continue reading

Doubly Indebted to Double Indemnity

Crime novels, murder mysteries and detective books aren’t my forte.  I usually catch sight of the huge mystery portion of book stores and shiver when overlooking the sheer mass of what’s churned out every month.  Basically, my fear is that I won’t have any life if I’m reading about death all the time.  For the … Continue reading