Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Billy Wilder's noir classic about Hollywood decadence remains as
razor-sharp as ever. Norma (Gloria Swanson), a faded silent film star plotting
her return, employs Joe (William Holden), a struggling screenwriter, to help
edit a script that she has penned. As the work progresses, Norma draws closer to
Joe, engulfing him in her fiery throes, but Joe wants out.
My Two Cents: Critics often favor the acting in classics compared to today's fare, yet this struggles with over-acting from both leads. I really liked Nancy Olsen's supporting role as the charming Ms. Schaefer.

NetFlix Rank: Liked It
IMDB Rank: 8/10


Robert's Two Cents: A Good Movie, Strange. Dated if not pointless, void of substance. A movie about Hollywood you say ?? Please spare me.

NetFlix Rank: Didn't Like It


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