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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
Paperback, 143 pages
Published June 24th 1999 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 1990)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Apr 10, 2014 Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Melody
Dec 12, 2012 Melody rated it it was amazing
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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! Well...it is. It's perfection.
matt
Mar 01, 2015 matt rated it it was amazing
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Chose this to claim as "read" because not only is it a terrific movie but it's also very screenplay-driven.

And that screenplay, as screenplay, is...ineffable. Immortal.

Luminously bitter, elegantly cynical, rich with suggestions for performance and interpretation but really could be read on its own as a short story.

A tale of the desires that make people want to go into pictures and the ways in which the world of Hollywood eats its children.

Not to be missed.

On Billy Wilder's tombstone i
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Scott Lee
Feb 03, 2012 Scott Lee rated it really liked it
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
Bob
Jul 05, 2016 Bob rated it really liked it
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The script for the movie. After reading this, I borrowed the DVD from the library, and found I got SO much more out of the movie than I would have otherwise.
Todd Melby
Oct 26, 2010 Todd Melby rated it it was amazing
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.
Stephanie
Mar 09, 2009 Stephanie rated it really liked it
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!
Saman Kashi
Sep 04, 2008 Saman Kashi added it
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در صورت تمایل، جهت مشخصات فیلمی که بر اساس این کتاب ساخته شده است؛ میتوانید از لینک زیر استفاده بفرمایید
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Jul 07, 2012 Brian rated it liked it
The audio tape version.
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Sep 02, 2010 Catherine rated it it was amazing
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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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