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Title Sunset Boulevard [videorecording] / a Paramount Picture ; produced by Charles Brackett ; writers, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman, Jr. ; directed by Billy Wilder.

Imprint Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2002]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    SUN    Available
Edition Special collector's ed.
Description 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Paramount DVD collection
Paramount DVD collection.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
Special features: commentary by Ed Sikov, author of "On Sunset Boulevard: the life and times of Billy Wilder"; The making of Sunset Boulevard (26 min.); Hollywood location map; photo galleries; morgue prologue script pages; Edith Head--the Paramount years (14 min.); The music of Sunset Boulevard (15 min.); theatrical trailer (4 min.).
Contents Academy Awards, USA, 1951: Oscar -- Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Hans Dreier, John Meehan, Sam Comer, Ray Moyer); Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Franz Waxman); Best Writing, Story and Screenplay (Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr.)
Credits Cinematographer, John F. Seitz ; editors, Doane Harrison, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Franz Waxman ; costume designer, Edith Head.
Cast William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton, Anna Q. Nilsson, H. B. Warner, Franklyn Farnum.
Summary Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance, setting tragedy into motion.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue, optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Academy Awards, USA, 1951: Oscar - Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Hans Dreier, John Meehan, Sam Comer, Ray Moyer); Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Franz Waxman); Best Writing, Story and Screenplay (Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr.)
National Film Registry selection, 1989.
Subject Actresses -- Drama.
Actors -- Drama.
Motion picture industry -- Drama.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Film noir.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Brackett, Charles, 1892-1969.
Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002.
Marshman, D. M., 1922-
Holden, William, 1918-1981.
Swanson, Gloria.
Von Stroheim, Erich, 1885-1957.
Olson, Nancy, 1928-
Clark, Fred, 1914-1968.
Gough, Lloyd.
Webb, Jack, 1920-1982.
DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959.
Hopper, Hedda, 1890-1966.
Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966.
Nilsson, Anna Q.
Warner, H. B. (Henry Byron), 1876-1958.
Farnum, Franklyn, -1961.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Added Title Sunset Blvd.
Sunset Blvd. (Motion picture)
ISBN 0792172868
9780792172864
0792183436
9780792183433
0792172876
9780792172871
Standard No. 097360492743
097360492774
097360492729
Music No. 04927 Paramount Pictures

 
    
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