Sunset Blvd. (1950)

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This is it .. the most compelling dramatic story ever unfolded on the screen .. a tale of heartache and tragedy and ambition .. told against the fabulous background of Hollywood.

Directed By Billy Wilder Billy Wilder Starring William Holden William Holden  •  Gloria Swanson Gloria Swanson  •  Nancy Olson Nancy Olson  •  Erich Von Stroheim Erich Von Stroheim  •  Fred Clark Fred Clark Genres Drama  •  Femme Fatale  •  Film Noir  •  Satire  •  Showbiz Drama Studios &
Academy Award Nominated  •  National Film Registry  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  L.A. Noire 'Golden Film Reels' Collection  •  Sight & Sound's Greatest Films of All Time Poll  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Winning  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Winning  •  Cahiers du cinéma: Top 10 Lists  •  National Board of Review Award for Best Film Winning  •  BBC's 100 Greatest American Films  •  Paste Magazine's 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time  •  The Advocate's Top 175 Essential Films of All Time for LGBT Viewers  •  Writers Guild of America's 101 Greatest Screenplays  •  1,000 Noir Films: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn't They?
Other Titles Sunset Boulevard [United Kingdom] Release Info 1950-08-25T00:00:00Z August 25, 1950
B&W  •  110 minutes NR Rated NR
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Comments (8)


damnireekrad on 11/1/2010 Reply  · 

awesome film, gonna watch the apartment next

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ajrc on 5/31/2013 Reply  · 

This is the film that got me interested in films and film making. I can watch every second and love it even more.

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Arthouse on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

RIP Gloria Swanson. Such a brilliant performance.

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carayverson on 12/5/2014 Reply  · 

Holy damn this is an amazing film.

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Nononsense on 1/22/2015 Reply  · 

Yep, this is one of the greats, folks. Some of the most memorable lines in the business. And that staircase scene at the end is one of the most iconic scenes in Hollywood history!

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LittleSocrates on 5/19/2015 Reply  · 

A cruel film that has the indecency to indict a woman for the unacceptable crime of growing old and delusional. Its other goals did not function at a high enough level of accuracy to move me.

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hambone88 on 3/3/2017 Reply  · 

Gloria Swanson delivers some excellent lines in this one, though her performance is extremely over the top in a few scenes and takes away from what could have been a better movie. Despite of that it's still great, and a shining example of what excellent filmmaking is.

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missing_no on 7/11/2022 Reply  · 

At it's time brilliant, now it's above average. The direction, acting and storytelling were years ahead of other films, but it still suffers from some overacting and (now) trite dialogue and "love triangle" situation.

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