Sunset Boulevard*

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Sunset Boulevard*

  • 1950 ----- b & w ----- 110 min ----- laserdisc
  • (Directed by Billy Wilder; with Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, William Holden) No other motion picture about Hollywood comes near Billy Wilder's searing, uncompromising, and utterly fascinating portrait of the film community. And beneath it all is raging vanity, madness, and murder. Wilder's most important work is a haunting, unforgettable profile of an aging silent film star who lives in a dream world that turns gradually into a nightmare, and a young man half her age who is engulfed by the demented siren's illusionary past. (Funded by Friends of Comparative Literature) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (History: American, Motion Pictures: Features)