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William Paul

William Paul, a professor of film and media studies at Washington University in St. Louis, is the author of Ernst Lubitsch’s American Comedy; Laughing Screaming: Modern Hollywood Horror and Comedy; and When Movies Were Theater: Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film.

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Heaven Can Wait: The Simple Act of Living
Ernst Lubitsch was a big-city director. The historical dramas that he made in Germany in the late 1910s and early 1920s were known around the world for their distinctively urbane approach, focusing on the private lives of public people. This was hist…

By William Paul