Sunset Boulevard ★★★★★

Billy Wilder is one of the most ingenious director of his generation. With his elaborate ambition in film-making, he brilliantly has produced a dozens of great and well-known films in multiples genres; romantic, drama, noir, comedy. And now we're about to looking up one of his greatest work...

Sunset Boulevard is a perfect instance of the metaphor of a fame thirst in the Hollywood film industry where all the fame that once had will fade with time. With a murky and gripping film presentation (and of course the scoring helps a lot to built this great tension), we will be escorted to the story of a woman named Norma Desmond, a former silent film actress whose career has started to fade with age and how it all brings her to endless madness.

A film with a plenteous meanings about the ups and downs career in Hollywood universe, packaged in Wilder direction with the extra noir spices. Went well, this film can not be separated with the extraordinary performances of Gloria Swanson and William Holden.

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