May 13, 2022 Subject:
Bright yellow subtitles
Not a fan
March 11, 2022 Subject:
Brilliant snapshot of mid century Hollywood.
Piercing tragicomedy of a faded screen legend slipping helplessly into psychosis with the unwitting aid of her indulgent ex-husband and the younger man to whom she clings as desperately as to her lost youth. The performances are wonderful; the implicit notion that women over forty are damaged goods and men who take money from them little more than gigolos hasn't aged well in the era of #MeToo and stay-at-home adult children.
October 13, 2020 Subject:
A Must Watch!
I don't want to give any spoilers but when you're done watching fill in these blanks:
The villain is _____________
The victim is _____________
The hero is _____________
The movie is in black and white but the answers are not so clear cut.
January 31, 2020 Subject:
Superb; one of THE greats
This is one of the best films I have ever seen. The use of actors portraying actors, drectors portraying theselves, was a really nice touch. The story is sad, moving, powerful. Thank you for uploading!!!
"Sunset Boulevard is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the thoroughfare with the same name that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California.
The film stars William Holden as Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a faded silent-film star who draws him into her fantasy world, where she dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen. [Note: Gloria Swanson was one of the most successful silent film stars of all time in her own right and is amazing in this, too role the facial expressions, the agony, the hope, and her lines are superb.]
Erich von Stroheim [a famous director of silent films in his own right] plays Max von Mayerling, her devoted servant, and Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, and Jack Webb play supporting roles. Director Cecil B. DeMille and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper play themselves, and the film includes cameo appearances by leading silent-film actors Buster Keaton, H. B. Warner, and Anna Q. Nilsson."