Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Floating in a Pool

Joe Gillis (William Holden), a struggling writer in Los Angeles, narrates the story of his own demise as the police fish his corpse from a swimming pool.

Directed by Billy Wilder.

Released in 1950 by Paramount.

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  • character-type: Corpse
  • character-type: Writer
  • character-type: Cop
  • character-type: Police Officer
  • character-type: News Reporter
  • character-type: Photographer
  • action: Float
  • action: Drive
  • action: Drag
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Showbiz Dramas
  • mood: Witty
  • mood: Dark
  • prop: Police Car
  • prop: Camera
  • prop: Car
  • setting: Pool
  • theme: Failure
  • theme: Consequences
  • theme: Disillusionment
  • 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
  • role-name: Joseph C. 'Joe' Gillis
  • screenwriter: D.M. Marshman Jr.
  • screenwriter: Charles Brackett
  • screenwriter: Billy Wilder
  • year: 1950
  • studio: Paramount