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Sunset Boulevard

Author: Charles BrackettBilly WilderD M MarshmanWilliam HoldenGloria SwansonAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2002]
Series: Paramount DVD collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special collector's edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Film noir
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Brackett; Billy Wilder; D M Marshman; William Holden; Gloria Swanson; Erich Von Stroheim; Nancy Olson; Fred Clark; Lloyd Gough; Jack Webb; Cecil B DeMille; Hedda Hopper; John F Seitz; Doane Harrison; Arthur Schmidt; Franz Waxman; Edith Head; Paramount Pictures Corporation.
ISBN: 0792172868 9780792172864 0792183436 9780792183433 0792172876 9780792172871
OCLC Number: 51102995
Language Note: English or French dialogue, English subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
Full screen format.
Special features: commentary by Ed Sikov, author of "On Sunset Boulevard: the life and times of Billy Wilder"; The making of Sunset Boulevard (26 min.); Hollywood location map; photo galleries; morgue prologue script pages; Edith Head--the Paramount years (14 min.); The music of Sunset Boulevard (15 min.); theatrical trailer (4 min.).
Credits: Cinematographer, John F. Seitz ; editors, Doane Harrison, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Franz Waxman ; costume designer, Edith Head.
Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olsen, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton.
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 selection, 1989.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby digital mono, Region 1 encoding, NTSC.
Contents: 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.)
Series Title: Paramount DVD collection.
Other Titles: Sunset Blvd. (Motion picture)
Sunset Blvd
Boulevard du Crépuscule
Responsibility: a Paramount Picture ; produced by Charles Brackett ; writers, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman, Jr. ; directed by Billy Wilder.
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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, setting tragedy into motion.

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