August 12

Sunset Boulevard

Posted by lori . 4 Comments


Sunset Boulevard is described as a noir-comic classic, but it is recognized as so much more.  It is a film of depth, desperation, pathos and richness.  Set in 1950’s Hollywood, the story revolves around the iconic Norma Desmond, played by Gloria Swanson, an aging star of the silent film era who is looking to make a comeback, and her reluctant young lover played by William Holden.  Sunset Boulevard takes a look at the Hollywood movie machine, youth, stardom and tragic romance all set in a black comedy.  Sunset Boulevard is perfection in film.

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