Billy Wilder, one of the best of the best. A very interesting interview with him here in The Paris Review.
Just watched Warhorse here. I have to say that I was really swept away. Amazingly retro, totally unfashionable, ridiculously sentimental, and gloriously unrealistic! But any film that portrays what seems to be Dartmoor as if we're watching Gone With The Wind - even down to the fiery red sky, everything backlit, over-scored, with a horse and a boy and soldiers returning from a long war ... Well screw it! I'm manipulated and loving every minute of it.. I suspect only Spielberg could get away with this. Joy!
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