Posts tagged ‘Some Like it Hot’

February 6, 2012

Script: Some Like it Hot

Here is a text draft of Some Like it Hot, considered by the WGA to be one of the ten best scripts ever written. This script was written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond.

November 18, 2011

Screenwriter Profile: Billy Wilder

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The Writer:

Billy Wilder is one of the great legends of screenwriting. His mix of classic comedies and riveting dramas set the standard for excellence in writing and directing.

Wilder was born in what is now Poland. He originally intended to become a lawyer then spent several years working as a journalist. He turned to screenwriting in 1929 and wrote scripts in Berlin until Hitler came to power in 1933. A man of Jewish descent, Wilder quickly emigrated to Paris then later to the United States. Wilder came to Hollywood not speaking a word of English but picked up the lingo and the business very quickly.

His greatest works include Some Like it Hot, Sunset Blvd., Sabrina, Double Indemnity, and The Apartment.

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