Sunset Boulevard Movie Review Summary

Actors: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Nancy Olson, Eric von Stroheim,

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Sunset Boulevard

Norma Desmond, a former silent movie star, befriends a young gentlemen. They become lovers. She wants terribly to get back into the movie biz but "she's all washed up". Also this longing to be in the movies has made her mentally ill. When her lover decides to leave her she shoots him, getting her the publicity she wants.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Cal Tormey

Joe Gillis (Holden) gets lost in the eerie, weird, dank world of former silent film star, Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson). She waits patiently; like a black widow ready for the kill, to be rediscovered.
(It's the last time he'll run rampant without having a destination!) Norma's world doesn't extend much past the front door lately and she's living in another world anyway.
Holden gets trapped into playing giggolo for this poor, pathetic, wrinkled wench who's catered to by Max, her ex-husband; butler/director combo.
What a strange movie...if you have nothing to do for a couple of hours...check it out...I'm amazed everytime. Great acting, cameo's with Jack Webb, Cecil B. DeMille.
"Alright Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up" a classic.

The review of this Movie prepared by Dorothy Renshaw

Script Analysis of Sunset Boulevard

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   actor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   San Francisco Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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