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The Resource Sunset Blvd., a Paramount Picture ; produced by Charles Brackett ; written by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman, Jr. ; directed by Billy Wilder, (videorecording)

Sunset Blvd., a Paramount Picture ; produced by Charles Brackett ; written by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman, Jr. ; directed by Billy Wilder, (videorecording)

Label
Sunset Blvd.
Title
Sunset Blvd.
Statement of responsibility
a Paramount Picture ; produced by Charles Brackett ; written by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman, Jr. ; directed by Billy Wilder
Title variation
Sunset Boulevard
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him in a scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie
Member of
Awards note
Academy Awards, USA, 1951: Oscar - Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Hans Dreier, John Meehan, Sam Comer, Ray Moyer); Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Franz Waxman); Best Writing, Story and Screenplay (Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr.)
Cataloging source
HTM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographer, John F. Seitz ; editors, Doane Harrison, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Franz Waxman ; costume designer, Edith Head
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
In English or French; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olsen, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1892-1969
  • 1906-2002
  • 1922-2015
  • 1918-1981
  • 1897-1983
  • 1885-1957
  • 1928-
  • 1914-1968
  • 1920-1982
  • 1881-1959
  • 1885-1966
  • 1892-1979
  • 1906-1967
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brackett, Charles
  • Wilder, Billy
  • Marshman, D. M.
  • Holden, William
  • Swanson, Gloria
  • Von Stroheim, Erich
  • Olson, Nancy
  • Clark, Fred
  • Gough, Lloyd
  • Webb, Jack
  • DeMille, Cecil B.
  • Hopper, Hedda
  • Seitz, John F.
  • Keaton, Buster
  • Waxman, Franz
  • Head, Edith
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
Runtime
110
Series statement
Paramount DVD Collection
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  • Actors
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Motion picture industry
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Sunset Blvd., a Paramount Picture ; produced by Charles Brackett ; written by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman, Jr. ; directed by Billy Wilder, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1950
  • Full screen version
  • Special features include Commentary by Ed Sikov, author of "On Sunset Boulevard: the life and times of Billy Wilder" -- Sunset Blvd., a look back (c2002) -- theatrical trailer -- Hollywood location map -- photo galleries -- morgue prologue -- Edith Head: The Paramount Years (featurette) -- The music of Sunset Boulevard (featurette)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
51102995
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special collector's ed
Extent
1 videodisc (110 min.)
Isbn
9780792172864
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360492743
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
04927
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital, mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Sunset Blvd., a Paramount Picture ; produced by Charles Brackett ; written by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman, Jr. ; directed by Billy Wilder, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1950
  • Full screen version
  • Special features include Commentary by Ed Sikov, author of "On Sunset Boulevard: the life and times of Billy Wilder" -- Sunset Blvd., a look back (c2002) -- theatrical trailer -- Hollywood location map -- photo galleries -- morgue prologue -- Edith Head: The Paramount Years (featurette) -- The music of Sunset Boulevard (featurette)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
51102995
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special collector's ed
Extent
1 videodisc (110 min.)
Isbn
9780792172864
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360492743
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
04927
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital, mono
Video recording format
DVD

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