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Arena

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Billy, How Did You Do It?
Last of a special three-part presentation in which
American director Billy Wilder discusses his career.
He remembers working with Marilyn Monroe on Some Like It Hot "With Monroe life was a surprise - sometimes she knew eight pages of dialogue by heart, sometimes she had a total block." He discusses the craft of screenwriting, the problems of working with Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie , and the creative pleasure of improvising with his lifelong collaborator, I A L Diamond. Director Volker Sch londorff
Series editors Nigel Finch and Anthony Wall
(Billy Witder 's Ace in the Hole is shown tonight at 11.20pm)

Contributors

Director: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Director: Volker Sch
Editors: Nigel Finch
Editors: Anthony Wall
Unknown: Billy Witder

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