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Sunset Boulevard [videorecording] / a Paramount Picture
DVDs DVDs | Paramount Pictures | c2002 | Special collector's ed. ; full screen version.
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Imprint
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2002.
Edition
Special collector's ed. ; full screen version.
Descript
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD, Dolby digital mono.
Note
Includes English and French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English.
Closed-captioned.
Cast
William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olsen, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton.
Credits
Producer, Charles Brackett ; writers, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman, Jr. ; director, Billy Wilder ; cinematographer, John F. Seitz ; editors, Doane Harrison, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Franz Waxman ; costume designer, Edith Head.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
Awards
Academy Awards, USA, 1951: Oscar - Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Hans Dreier, John Meehan, Sam Comer, Ray Moyer); Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Franz Waxman); Best Writing, Story and Screenplay (Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr.)
National Film Registry.
Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary
Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him in a scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie.
Note
Special features: commentary by Ed Sikov, author of "On Sunset Boulevard: the life and times of Billy Wilder" ; a 28 min. documentary, Sunset Blvd., a look back (c2002) ; theatrical trailer ; Hollywood location map ; photo galleries ; morgue prologue ; Edith Head - The Paramount Years (featurette) ; The music of Sunset Boulevard (featurette).
Local Note
MW, 12-05
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ISBN
0792172868
ISBN/ISSN
097360492743
Music #
04927 Paramount Pictures
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