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Sunset Blvd

(DVD - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Sunset Blvd


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Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him in a scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie.
Statement of Responsibility: a Paramount Picture ; producer, Charles Brackett ; writers, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman, Jr. ; director, Billy Wilder
Title: Sunset Blvd
[videorecording]
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. :, Paramount Pictures,, [2002]
Edition: Special collector's ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
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Report This Feb 15, 2014
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gloria Swanson plays an aging film star that lost popularity when the silent films ended when talkies began. Erich von Stroheim plays her butler and William Holden plays a two-bit screenwriter trying to make a buck trying to go along with Swanson's dream of making another picture with the great Cecil B. De Mille. A bleak picture about a washed up actress who can’t face that nobody is interested in making a picture with her. The strange thing is that Swanson was a star of several silent pictures and Stroheim was a great director during those times. This film is considered by Sight and Sound critics poll to be the 63rd best picture ever made. A totally macabre picture of a deranged ex-film great, played by Swanson, while not totally out of films, was playing mostly minor pieces for TV, when she got an Oscar nom for this film.

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Report This Aug 09, 2011
  • Janice21383 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"We had FACESSSSSS!"

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  • ANTHONY RAMIREZ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I am big...It's the pictures that got small"

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