Not Rated | | Drama, Film-Noir
A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.
All of the silents stars mentioned by Norma, Joe, Betty, and Max were either dead or no longer active in films by 1950. These include Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Rudolph Valentino, Rod La Rocque, Vilma Bánky, Mabel Normand, Marie Prevost, Pearl White, and Douglas Fairbanks.
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 is initially examining the scripts, Norma is shown with a very short cigarette butt. The camera pans to Joe and then back to Norma, whose cigarette is now (seconds later) significantly longer.
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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