Sunset Boulevard ★★★

So, without thinking too hard about this, I wonder if that final scene of Norma Desmond descending the staircase was making a statement on celebrity?

I couldn't help but think of the old Universal monster movies. She moved like Dracula or Frankenstein's monster down those stairs. Do we turn movie stars into monsters by elevating them with popularity?

I mean, that shot of her looking straight into the camera as she gets closer and closer was straight out of a horror movie. She may be ready for her close-up, but I'm not.

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