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Sunset Boulevard

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Sunset Boulevard (1950) is one of the most famous films in the history of Hollywood, and perhaps no film better represents Hollywood's vision of itself. Billy Wilder collaborated on the screenplay with the very able Charles Brackett, and with D. M. Marshman Jr., who later joined the team. Together they created a film both allusive and literate, with Hollywood's worst exces...more
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Published June 24th 1999 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 1990)
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جو گلیس، فیلمنامه نویسی است که دچار مشکلات مالی شده، و به شدت نیازمند پول است. یک روز زمانی که «جو» در حال فرار کردن از دست طلبکاران خود است، به طور اتفاقی وارد خانه «نورما دزموند» ستاره سابق هالیود میشود، که دیگر شهرت گذشته را ندارد. در این میان «نورما» که هنوز در توهم شهرت است، عاشق «جو گلیس» شده، و از او میخواهد پیش او بماند. در نهایت «جو» زمانی در حال ترک خانه است و «نورما» ... ا. ش
In college I used to hear how this was the most AMAZING script ever written and I would roll my eyes. Couldn't be all that! is. It's perfection.
Scott Lee
I actually read the stage adaptation Wilder made, that was produced as a musical with music by Andrew Loyd Webber. I read this as a long-shot possibility for production in my theater program, and it would be a long shot indeed. A fun read. I'd heard of but never seen the film (my loss I know, but I'm not terribly familiar with many classic films...). Typical of Webber the staging is a true extravaganza with cars etc. moving around the stage and huge elaborate sets. Not quite Phantom as a stage s...more
Todd Melby
Great! This book includes a brief essay on Billy Wilder and the original screenplay in all its typewritten glory. That's right. It's the original typed pages with the date and draft number on each page. The screenplay also includes camera movements and detailed scene descriptions, mostly of rooms and ashtrays.
Julia Boechat Machado
Interessante para quem já viu o filme, especialmente pelo ensaio sobre Wilder.
Para os outros, não é uma leitura muito fluida, que descreve até os movimentos de câmera.
Reading this for my Screenwriting class! So many great cinematic lines in this script! Great story of a star past her prime and an aspiring screenwriter!
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Billy Wilder (born Samuel Wilder) was a Polish-born, Jewish-American journalist, screenwriter, Academy Award-winning film director and producer, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. Many of Wilder's films achieved both critical and public acclaim.
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