Sunset Boulevard ★★★★½

"Without me there wouldn't be any Paramount Studios!"

Perhaps the greatest film about Hollywood made by Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard cements Billy Wilder as one of the sharpest writers and directors in the industry.

Forcing us to reflect on the fragility of the more materialistic facets of our lives, Wilder concocts the perfect combination of cynicism, melodrama and amusement which all comes full circle in the most satisfying way.

You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become a villain

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