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 Motion Picture Production Code, Wilder’s films vividly reflect the changing mores of American society. Each week, we will discuss one of Wilder’s films, 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. Each participant will be responsible for viewing the week’s selection in advance. The movies can be rented through an online streaming service for a minimal fee or borrowed from the local library. The 13 films: 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).