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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."
I've met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes.

You have Van Gogh's ear for music.
If you're going to tell people the truth, make them laugh, or they'll kill you.
Don't be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also.
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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