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  • Arie Posin on his Russian dissident parents and ‘The Face of Love’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 17, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    Arie Posin is the co-writer and director of “The Face of Love,” starring Annette Bening as a widow, still very much in love with her late husband (Ed Harris), who becomes obsessed with a man (Harris again) who is a dead ringer for her late spouse.  Now in theaters, the movie is...

  • Docents of downtown’s dark side

    June 26, 2013 | 4:53 pm

    Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler did not get along. At all.

    Paired at Paramount to create the screenplay for Wilder’s 1944 film adaptation of the classic James M. Cain novel, “Double Indemnity,” these icons somehow managed to conquer the script at Wilder’s office, despite...

  • Contentious collaboration

    March 20, 2013 | 7:15 am

    The contentious, often hilarious, collaboration between legendary screenwriter-director Billy Wilder and mystery novelist Raymond Chandler is the subject of a new play, “Billy & Ray,” opening April 5 at Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre in Burbank. 

    Playwright Mike Bencivenga said...

  • Fade to Black

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Two Jewish pioneers of the popular culture, comedian Milton Berle and director Billy Wilder, died last week in Los Angeles.

    Wilder, who fled the Nazis to become one of Hollywood's greatest (and most caustic) filmmakers, died of pneumonia March 27. He was 95.

    Berle, the stogie-smoking...

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  • Culture, High & Low

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    January 13, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Billy Wilder made movies -- not auteur films in the manner of Truffaut, not carefully composed scenes like Hitchcock, not "cinema." But movies that were mostly witty and almost always entertaining. It seems fitting that this 93-year-old writer-director should be honored (Jan. 13) by...
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