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Title Sunset Blvd [videorecording] / a Paramount Picture ; producer, Charles Brackett ; writers, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman, Jr. ; director, Billy Wilder.
Publication Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2002]
Edition Special collector's edition.
Description 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital optical mono Dolby
video file
Call # DVD
Series Paramount DVD Collection
Paramount DVD collection.
System Req DVD, Dolby digital mono.
Cast William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olsen, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton.
Credits Cinematographer, John F. Seitz ; editors, Doane Harrison, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Franz Waxman ; costume designer, Edith Head.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
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. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him in a scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie.
Note Special features: Commentary by Ed Sikov, author of "On Sunset Boulevard: the life and times of Billy Wilder" ; a 28 min. documentary, Sunset Blvd., a look back (c2002) ; theatrical trailer ; Hollywood location map ; photo galleries ; morgue prologue ; Edith Head - The Paramount Years (featurette) ; The music of Sunset Boulevard (featurette).
English or French dialogue; 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.)
Subject Actors -- Drama.
Motion picture industry -- Drama.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Drama.
Addl. Author Brackett, Charles, 1892-1969.
Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002.
Marshman, D. M., Jr., 1922-2015.
Holden, William, 1918-1981.
Swanson, Gloria, 1897-1983.
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, 1885-1966.
Seitz, John F. (John Francis), 1892-1979.
Harrison, Doane, 1894-1968.
Schmidt, Arthur.
Waxman, Franz, 1906-1967.
Head, Edith.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Alt Title Sunset Boulevard
ISBN 0792172868
Standard # 097360492743

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