Steven Kovacs wrote From Enchantment to Rage: The Story of Surrealist Cinema and has published articles on film, politics, and the arts. He has taught at Stanford and was Chair and Professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University. Recipient of an Academy Award nomination for the documentary Arthur and Lillie, he went on to be head of production at Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, where he oversaw a number of films including Deathsport and Avalanche, and produced The Lady in Red. He has written and directed the feature films ’68 and Angel Blue.
Billy Wilder turned to these two plays because they offered the situations, structure, and characters that would allow his imagination to flower and create contemporary stories – a patriotic military[…]