Sunset Boulevard ★★★★★

Condemned to act her life out, Norma Desmond not only lives on the thrill of past glories but tries to live her life as if everything is nothing but an episode on a movie, one that she has to over-dramatize just to stand above the crowd as a star and catch the attention of an omnipresent camera. Her plea is less topic and more universal than a superficial reading of the movie can suggest.