Sunset Boulevard

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Released 2002

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Director:
Billy Wilder
Released:
2002
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Sunset Boulevard is the classic 1950 film noir from legendary director Billy Wilder. A scriptwriter named Joe Gillis (William Holden, The Bridge on the River Kwai) who has not earned money for a while and has difficulty of keeping his head above water turns into a drive way while he is trying to escape from two repossession agents who asked for his car back! When Gillis turns into that driveway in Sunset Boulevard, he finds himself in an old mansion which seems to be deserted at first sight but upon entering, he recognizes a woman as Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), formerly one of the great stars of the silent screen. She offers him a job reading the script she has been writing for her planned comeback (a return by her original words), and the writer accepts that offer as the only chance of making some money. Soon the former star will entrap him into her fantasy world in which she made herself believe that she is still big, there is no need for dialogues in the pictures, she is still a real star etc.moreless

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Drama

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Classics, Thrillers, Showbiz, 50s