Sunset Blvd. (1950)

I Am Big, It's the Pictures That Got Small

Joe (William Holden) is mistaken for a coffin maker when he meets the washed up movie star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson).

Directed by Billy Wilder.

Released in 1950 by Paramount.

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  • mood: Witty
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  • theme: Disillusionment
  • actor: Gloria Swanson
  • actor: William Holden
  • director: Billy Wilder
  • producer: Charles Brackett
  • cinematographer: John F. Seitz
  • composer: Franz Waxman
  • editor: Doane Harrison
  • editor: Arthur P. Schmidt
  • costume-designer: Edith Head
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  • screenwriter: D.M. Marshman Jr.
  • screenwriter: Charles Brackett
  • screenwriter: Billy Wilder
  • year: 1950
  • studio: Paramount