Not Rated | | Drama, Film-Noir
A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.
The character of Norma Desmond is modeled on the fate of several leading actresses of the silent screen. Mary Pickford lived in seclusion, away from the public eye, while both Mae Murray and Clara Bow had well documented bouts of mental illness.
Yes, this is Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California. It's about 5 o'clock in the morning. That's the homicide squad, complete with detectives and newspaper men.
When Norma's car is pulling up to Studio 18, you can see that the driver is clearly not Max as Erich von Stroheim did not drive. Furthermore, the uniforms are quite different.
The Paramount logo appears as a transparency over the opening shot. The words "Sunset Blvd." are shown stenciled on the curb of that street.
$169,067 13 May 2018
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