Sunset Boulevard 7/22/20
The voice-over from our lead character invokes so many film noir instances that once the dead body shows up I was wondering...wait, what IS this film really about?
Sunset Boulevard 4/11/17
by Jeff Costello
Speaking of references, the entire film was filled with mentions of an "Old Hollywood aristocracy", like Darryl F Zanuck, Alan Ladd and Cecile De Mille, who even had a noticable cameo in the film.
Sunset Boulevard 12/29/15
by Citizen Rules
He hides his car in the mansion's garage so it won't be repossessed....BIG mistake for Joe...That's where he meets an aging silent film star, Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson).
Sunset Boulevard 5/29/15
In any case, this is most definitely a film that emphasises its razor-sharp wit and scathing deconstruction of old Hollywood over any type of superficial flair (save for the occasional bizarre image such as Swanson's elaborate funeral for a recently deceased chimpanzee), and as such definitely holds up as one of the best films of the 1950s.
Sunset Boulevard 5/30/13
A couple of years ago, The Artist won the hearts of film fans all over the world as a much loved film that covered the transition from silent films to talkies in a fairly hopeful and uplifting manner.
Sunset Boulevard 4/08/08
by mark f
Brilliant film from Billy Wilder focusing on struggling Hollywood screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden) who accidentally falls into the "tarantula arms" of faded silent screen star Norma Desmond (silent screen goddess Gloria Swanson) when he tries to elude the guys who want to repossess his car.
Sunset Boulevard 3/24/04
In Sunset Boulevard, Swanson plays the role of an aging silent film star, who was incredibly popular in the heyday of silent film, long forgotten in the time of talkies, or films with sound.