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Billy Wilder
(1906-2002) born on
Jun 22
Austrian-US film scenarist, director, producer. His films treat humorously subjects of controversy and offer biting indictments of American life, e.g., "Some Like It Hot," and "Stalag 17."
         
   
F
I've met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes.

R
You have Van Gogh's ear for music.
A
If you're going to tell people the truth, make them laugh, or they'll kill you.
N
Don't be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also.
K
An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark -- that is critical genius.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Ace in the Hole."
R: Said to Cliff Osmond. Attrib.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: "Arena," TV profile, 24 Jan. 1992, BBC2
   


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