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    Sunset Boulevard (Wilder 1950) explores the intermingling of public and private realms, puncturing the illusion of the former and unveiling the grim and often disturbing reality of the latter. By delving into the personal delusions of its characters and showing the devastation caused by disrupting those fantasies, the film provides not only a commentary on the industry of which it is a product but also a shared anxiety about the corrupting influence of external perception. Narrated by a dead man

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    Theme Of Sunset Boulevard

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    SUNSET BOULEVARD Institution Name The movie Sunset Boulevard written by Billy Wilder highlights the screenwriter’s potential of making a reflexive film more than focusing on the style and aesthetics. The movie revolves around the life of a fallen silent movie star, Norma Desmond, and her fame delusions. With the introduction of the sound in the film industry, she is brushed off and forgotten not only by her associates but also by her dear fans. This lifestyle change caused her to be

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    Sunset Boulevard is a movie that needs no introduction, but to keep to proper essay format, I will give it one anyways. This 1950 classic is a staple in the book of Billy Wilder’s film making genius. Directed and written in part by Wilder, this film not only utilized Billy’s classic comedy-noir charm, but paired him with the incredible John Seitz, and Franz Waxman. William Holden and Gloria Swanson do a marvelous job at capturing the depth of their characters, and embody the style of everything that

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    Sunset Boulevard, directed by Billy Wilder features some very legendary and prominent actors as well as directors which helps make this film and instant classic. What makes this movie so unique is that there are both actors and directors in the movie who play themselves. The film stars notable actors and actresses such as Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Buster Keaton, Hedda Hopper, and Anna Q. Nilsson. It also features two very prominent directors, Erich von Stroheim and the infamous Cecil B. DeMille

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    Sunset Boulevard (1950) and Singing in the Rain (1952) both use the transitions from silent to sound movies to help drive the narrative. Director Billy Wilder’s film, Sunset Boulevard and Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen’s Singing in the Rain utilize camera movements and sound to advance the plot. Sunset Boulevard follows an unsuccessful screenwriter, Joe Gillis (William Holden), whom a past movie star, Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), hires to help her return to the big screen. Police find the body

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    Billy Wilder's famous and well known film called Sunset Boulevard is a masterpiece for the ages. Even though it is in black and white, don't think it isn't good. This film has so many twist and turns, the audience doesn't know what's going to happen next (even though you know the Writer in the movie is going to die because of the flash back). I thought the movie was interesting with the beginning of the film when they start out with the dead man floating motionless in the pool as police officers

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    Sunset Boulevard is a drama/romance black and white film. It was released to the public on August 10, 1950 in New York City. The film was directed by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. The film was named after the boulevard that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California. Film stars William Holden as Joseph C. Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film actress who drags him into her fantasy world where she

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    achievement, but an individual recognized for his/her reputation created by the media. The phase of stardom is slippery, and media may choose to represent celebrities varying from exaggerated admiration to mockery. The three texts chosen, movie "Sunset Boulevard", feature article "Over the Hilton" and television show "Celebrity Uncensored Six" are texts presenting different perception of celebrities than their usual images - either corrupted by the encircling media, overloads oneself with self-indulgence

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    screen of the Music Hall in Sunset Boulevard. Utilizing as the premise of their forthcoming, burning dramatization a shameful circumstance including a blurred, maturing quiet screen star and a destitute, pessimistic youthful scriptwriter, Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder (with an aid from D. M. Marshman, Jr.) have composed an effective story of the aspirations and disappointments that join to make life in the cardboard city so entrancing to the outside world. Sunset Boulevard is in no way, shape or

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    A Response to Sunset Boulevard (1950) A film noir is defined by Webster dictionary as: a type of movie about crime that uses dark shadows and lighting to show the complicated moral nature of the subject. Sunset Boulevard is an excellent example of this type of film due to the intense atmosphere, the suspenseful and melancholy background music that coordinates with the scenes, and also other things. The film is centered around one main idea: the characters tiptoeing around Norma Desmond’s mental

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    The film Sunset Boulevard (1950), directed by Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond exemplified a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) by being demanding, intense and unstable. These behaviors that are consistent with the elements of abnormality include suffering, social discomfort, dangerousness, and irrationality and unpredictability. The first element that is consistent with Norma Desmond’s character is suffering. Desmond being one of the greatest movie stars in history suffers as she experiences the fall

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    Sunset Boulevard was one of the first films to cover the gray area between glory and the fall of a celebrity, but not the only one. Borrowing many plot points from this film, a lesser known 2001 neo-noir movie Mulholland Dr. tells the story of a young starlet named Diane (or Betty, in Diane’s dream) who orders the killing of her girlfriend Camilla (or Rita), who got the role Diane auditioned for. After a series of dreams and illusions, crushed by the weight of truth and guilt, Diane takes her own

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    Nuntida Nuampatom Mr. Kastor AMH 2020 US History II 04 September 2016 Sunset Boulevard (1950) Sunset Boulevard, a classic black and white movie that displays what Hollywood actually consists of. Directed by Billy Wilder an Austrian born, American filmmaker of sixty films. The movie is almost 67 years old and when it was first released the movie was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, ranked number twelve on the American Film Institutes list of the 100 best American films in 1998, and worshipped

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    Billy Wilder’s film, Sunset Boulevard, was released in the 1950’s as it continues to be a popular film that catches people’s attention. The film still captures the heart and mind of audiences that watch it today with its very dramatic characters and scenes. This film demonstrates a variety of themes and concepts through the choices of cinematography. Sunset Boulevard shows the dark side of celebrities and the flaws or downfall of becoming famous. Some main components of the cinematography in this

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    Film noirs describe pessimistic films associated with black and white visual styles, crime fiction, and dark themes. Sunset Boulevard is a 1950 film noir directed by Billy Wilder. Sunset Boulevard presents many themes that are common with the genre film noir, but also introduces some differences from the typical movie in that genre. The main similarity in Sunset Boulevard and a typical film noir movie is that it was very melodramatic and over the top. Many film noir films have very dramatic storylines

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    The Thematic Intentions of Sunset Boulevard      The film Sunset Boulevard directed by Billy Wilder and staring the main characters of Norma Desmond, Joe Gillis, and Max Von Mayerling is ideal example of how important film making techniques help depict a movie’s core theme intentions with vivid clarity. Classic Hollywood is the first thing that comes to mind when one speaks about this film’s style. This signature category combined with the visual style of realism and it’s

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    On November 10th I went to see Sunset Boulevard. It was at the White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center. When trying to decide whether the show was a comedy or a drama, I was stumped. However, I finally decided it was more of a drama than a comedy. For it to be a comedy, it would have needed to have a lighter plot, which may have included Joe not dying and possibly more humor. I was not sure to begin with because there were some points throughout the play that were funny. However, drama, and

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    Film Analysis In the film Sunset Boulevard, we meet various different characters filled with their own backstories and struggles. Throughout the film we see the main character Joe go through ups and downs and hard decision making. This movie shows the impact of how you see yourself for what you are and what actions you take to show your true self. The film also shows the consequences of the actions you take and how even honesty can get you killed. In Sunset Boulevard it teaches you to really look

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    Both the film Sunset Boulevard and the play King Lear portray characters who are stuck in a fervid frenzy of narcissistic self love. The mirages set up in both plot lines cause the characters to be their own bellwethers, leading to their own foreordination. Similarly, in both plots, there was an array of people responsible for the catastrophic downfall of the main characters. In Sunset Boulevard, Max is most at fault for Norma’s downfall because of the false reality he arranged to beleaguer Norma

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    Norma is an atypical, yet at the same time great example of a Femme Fatale in Film Noir. Perhaps the biggest characteristic in Film Noir is the element that gives it it’s name: the visual style. Whether it be a detective story, a crime drama, or Sunset Boulevard’s dramatized look at behind-the-scenes Hollywood, film noirs are all shot in a very distinct manner. The lighting is often single-source, making heavy use of chiaroscuro, a high contrast between light and dark, using things such as streetlights

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