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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 excesses and n ...more
Paperback, 143 pages
Published June 24th 1999 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 1990)
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Sunset Boulevard, Billy Wilder
Sunset Boulevard is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the thoroughfare that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California. The film stars William Holden as Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and Gloria ...
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عنوان: سان ست بلوار؛ نویسنده: بیلی وایلدر؛ تهیده کننده: چارلز برکیت؛ فیلمنا
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Melody
Dec 12, 2012 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 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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Rita
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a screenplay, so I almost put it back. I don't even like reading plays. But I brought it back from my Library bag, and gave it a shot. I'm glad I did.

You know how when you're young and beautiful, and you're used to everybody falling in love with you, and you're always getting attention? This goes on for a long time, so you come to take it for granted. And then, when you're in your 50s, one day you realize that you're not getting that attention anymore, and you have to learn how to be th
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Anne-Marie
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Joe Gillis: You're Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big.
Norma Desmond: I *am* big. It's the *pictures* that got small.
Heather(Gibby)
Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a fun romp into Hollywod's past, I have never seen the movie, but this is a book that was written after the move was made.
Erik
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of the best around :-) :-)
Meihan Liu
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The most powerful American story.
Scott Lee
Feb 03, 2012 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
Todd
Oct 26, 2010 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
Feb 26, 2009 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!
Brian
Jul 07, 2012 rated it liked it
The audio tape version.
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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.
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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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