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Apr 01 2014

Episode 20 – Sunset Boulevard

Sunset BoulevardThis week, we dive into Billy Wilder for a walk along Sunset Boulevard!  William Holden and Gloria Swanson guide us through a wonderfully cynical look at Hollywood.  We go down the meta rabbit hole as we discuss the casting on this film.  We also spend far too much time talking about the horrible musical that was inspired by the film.  Accept no substitutes!

Our next episode, on April 15th, will be about the 2014 Academy Award Winner for Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave!

Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Sunset Boulevard poster Rating: 8.5/10 (163,982 votes)
Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr.
Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson
Runtime: 110 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 29 Sep 1950
Plot: A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script, only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.

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