Join us as we analyze and discuss the films of renowned Hollywood writer-director, Billy Wilder. Best known for such classics as Sunset Boulevard and Some Like It Hot, Wilder was a dominant figure in Hollywood. Constantly pushing the boundaries of the Hollywood Production Code, his films vividly reflect the changing mores of American society. Each week, we will discuss one of Wilder’s films, which you will view at home on your own via DVD or streaming, focusing on cinematic elements – the script, themes, direction, acting, music, etc. To enhance our discussions, we will post film reviews, articles, and discussion questions on Canvas, and show clips of the films in class. The films are: The Major and the Minor (1942); Double Indemnity (1944); The Lost Weekend (1945); A Foreign Affair (1948); Sunset Boulevard (1950); Ace in the Hole (1951); Stalag 17 (1953); Sabrina (1954); Witness for the Prosecution (1957); Some Like It Hot (1959); The Apartment (1960); One, Two, Three (1961); and The Fortune Cookie (1966). Note: All films will be viewed at home and will not be shown in class aside from clips for discussion. Use of Canvas is required.