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Sunset Boulevard

a Paramount Picture ; produced by Charles Brackett ; writers, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman, Jr. ; directed by Billy Wilder.
  • Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2002]
  • Special collector's ed.
  • 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD, Dolby digital mono, Region 1 encoding, NTSC.
Also known as
Credits
  • Cinematographer, John F. Seitz ; editors, Doane Harrison, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Franz Waxman ; costume designer, Edith Head.
Performers
  • Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olsen, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton.
Subjects
Genre
  • Feature films United States.
  • Feature films United States.
  • Feature films.
  • Film noir.
  • Feature films.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
  • Drama.
  • Feature films.
  • Film noir.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Series
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.
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.)
Other information
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
  • Full screen format.
  • 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.).
  • MPAA rating: Not rated.
  • Language: English or French dialogue, English subtitles.
  • 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.)
  • Awards: National Film Registry selection, 1989.
  • OCLC
Publisher's number
  • 04927 Paramount Pictures
ISBN
  • 0792172868
  • 9780792172864
  • 0792183436
  • 9780792183433
  • 0792172876
  • 9780792172871
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 097360492743
  • UPC: 097360492774
  • UPC: 097360492729
  • OCLC: 51102995
  • OCLC: 51102995