Episode 145: Billy Wilder’s “Love In The Afternoon”
A discussion of Billy Wilder’s 1957 film “Love In The Afternoon.”
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In 1957, Billy Wilder took another stab at the modern romantic comedy. “Love In The Afternoon” put the beautiful Audrey Hepburn with the aged, but effective, Gary Cooper. The result was a magnificent and charming film that showed the power of chemistry in cinema despite its romantic comedy troupes.
Why did Billy Wilder return to B&W with “Love In The Afternoon,” after embracing color? Did the age difference between Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper ruin the romance elements in “Love In The Afternoon?” And Why is “Love In The Afternoon” a classic film in the romantic comedy genre?
Billy Wilder’s “Love In The Afternoon” is the subject of episode 145 of the AuteurCast…