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Gay Rumors Dismissed, Troubled Relationship with Wilder: Brackett Diaries Interview with Editor Slide

25 September 2015 4:56 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Sunset Blvd.': Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond. The Charles Brackett Diaries: Gay Rumors quashed, troubled Billy Wilder partnership discussed in Q&A with Anthony Slide See previous post: “Charles Brackett Diaries: Politics and Gossip During the Studio Era.” First of all, how did you become involved in this Charles Brackett project? And what did your editorial job entail? I discovered the diaries about six years ago when I was asked by Brackett's grandson, Jim Moore, to place a financial value on them during the process of his donating them to the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It was clear to me that these diaries had not only considerable financial worth, but also, and perhaps more importantly, they were primary resources in the study of Hollywood history. Happily, Charles Brackett's family (who own the copyright) gave permission for me to edit the diaries, »

- Andre Soares

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Nasty Politics and Eyebrow-Raising Gossip During Hollywood's Golden Age: Brackett's Must-Read Diaries

25 September 2015 3:33 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Charles Brackett ca. 1945: Hollywood diarist and Billy Wilder's co-screenwriter (1936–1949) and producer (1945–1949). Q&A with 'Charles Brackett Diaries' editor Anthony Slide: Billy Wilder's screenwriter-producer partner in his own words Six-time Academy Award winner Billy Wilder is a film legend. He is renowned for classics such as The Major and the Minor, Double Indemnity, Sunset Blvd., Witness for the Prosecution, Some Like It Hot, and The Apartment. The fact that Wilder was not the sole creator of these movies is all but irrelevant to graduates from the Auteur School of Film History. Wilder directed, co-wrote, and at times produced his films. That should suffice. For auteurists, perhaps. But not for those interested in the whole story. That's one key reason why the Charles Brackett diaries are such a great read. Through Brackett's vantage point, they offer a welcome – and unique – glimpse into the collaborative efforts that resulted in »

- Andre Soares

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Top Screenwriting Team from the Golden Age of Hollywood: List of Movies and Academy Award nominations

15 September 2015 5:04 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Billy Wilder directed Sunset Blvd. with Gloria Swanson and William Holden. Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett movies Below is a list of movies on which Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder worked together as screenwriters, including efforts for which they did not receive screen credit. The Wilder-Brackett screenwriting partnership lasted from 1938 to 1949. During that time, they shared two Academy Awards for their work on The Lost Weekend (1945) and, with D.M. Marshman Jr., Sunset Blvd. (1950). More detailed information further below. Post-split years Billy Wilder would later join forces with screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond in movies such as the classic comedy Some Like It Hot (1959), the Best Picture Oscar winner The Apartment (1960), and One Two Three (1961), notable as James Cagney's last film (until a brief comeback in Milos Forman's Ragtime two decades later). Although some of these movies were quite well received, Wilder's later efforts – which also included The Seven Year Itch »

- Andre Soares

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Watch First Eight Minutes of Cameron Crowe's 'Aloha'

29 May 2015 11:11 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Cameron Crowe's new film Aloha opens in theaters today, and to celebrate, Sony Pictures has offered up the first eight minutes of the Hawaii-set romantic-comedy on YouTube. The opening sequence (via Variety) sets up the film's love triangle between defense contractor Brian Gilcrest (actor Bradley Cooper), his Air Force liaison (Emma Stone) and his former lover (Rachel McAdams). The all-star cast also features Bill Murray, Danny McBride and John Krasinski and boasts a heavy subplot about the military-industrial complex.

Just minutes into the preview, Aloha also carries on Crowe's »

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