Sunset Boulevard ★★★★★

Sunset Boulevard. 1950. Directed by Billy Wilder. 

Starring: William Holden (Joe Gillis), Gloria Swanson (Norma Desmond), Erich von Stroheim (Max Von Mayerling), Cecil B. De Mille (Cecil B. Demile), Hedda Hopper (Hedda Hopper),& Buster Keaton (Buster Keaton).

You need to see it to believe it, A True Hollywood Horror Story.

Cinema, in most cases, is a delicate art form because it has a great potential of becoming ‘dated’ one day. This is not the case with Sunset Blvd. It is one of the most entertaining, eerie, and amazing films in cinematic history. It is, in fact, a reflection of Hollywood. It gave me the idea of a dreamland becoming a nightmare and a fantastic dream at once. 

A troubled script writer, Joe Gillis and a forgotten silent film star, Norma Desmond. It is their bizarre relationship and the madness that surrounds them that give the film it buzz. I don’t want to add more spoilers as the plot is important. 

Overall, this is a classic that will be rewatched for many more years. With streaming apps, this film is booming. 

Quotes:

Norma Desmond: “We didn’t need dialogue we had faces.”

“I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.”

“All right Mr. DeMille I’m ready for my close up.”

Amazing film. Everyone should see it at least once.


This Film Influenced Many other Films:


Twin Peaks:

Gordon Cole is the character that wanted Norma Desmond’s car for a movie. Gordon Cole is David Lynch with hearing aids in Twin Peaks & Twin Peaks: The Return.


Schedule for 27 October 2020
Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder)
An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli)
The Rainbow (Ken Russell)
Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau)


@rafaeljovine inspired me to post my daily schedule. Thank you. 📽💎🎞

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