Passed | | Drama, Film-Noir
A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.
When Norma is telling Joe about how rich she is she mentions a beach house and downtown real estate. Marion Davies owned a famous ocean-front mansion in Santa Monica. Norma Talmadge and Constance Talmadge were famous for owning downtown real estate in Los Angeles and San Diego.
Yes, this is Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California. It's about 5 0'clock in the morning. That's the homicide squad, complete with detectives and newspaper men.
When Joe Gillis gets out of the pool and Norma offers to dry him off, several crewmembers as well as lighting, microphones, and other equipment, are reflected in Norma's large, dark sunglasses.
The Paramount logo appears as a transparency over the opening shot. The words "Sunset Blvd." are shown stenciled on the curb of that street.
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