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Title Sunset Blvd. [videorecording] / a Paramount Picture ; producer, Charles Brackett ; writers, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman, Jr. ; director, Billy Wilder.

Imprint Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2002]

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 Moore Video  PN1997.A23 S858 2002    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Edition Special collector's ed., Full screen format
Description 1 DVD (110 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Paramount DVD collection
Paramount DVD collection.
System Details DVD, Doby digital mono, Region 1 encoding.
Language English or French dialogue; Closed-captioned.
Cast William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olsen, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Cecil B. DeMille, Hedda Hopper, Buster Keaton.
Credits Cinematographer, John F. Seitz ; editors, Doane Harrison, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Franz Waxman ; costume designer, Edith Head.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
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 young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him.
Note Special features: Commentary by Ed Sikov, author of "On Sunset Boulevard: the life and times of Billy Wilder" ; a 28 min. documentary, 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).
Awards 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.)
Subject Actors -- Drama.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Drama.
Motion picture industry -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Brackett, Charles, 1892-1969.
Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002.
Marshman, D. M., Jr., 1922-2015.
Holden, William, 1918-1981.
Swanson, Gloria, 1897-1983.
Von Stroheim, Erich, 1885-1957.
Olson, Nancy, 1928-
Clark, Fred, 1914-1968.
Gough, Lloyd.
Webb, Jack.
DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959.
Hopper, Hedda, 1885-1966.
Seitz, John F. (John Francis), 1892-1979.
Harrison, Doane, 1894-1968.
Schmidt, Arthur.
Waxman, Franz, 1906-1967.
Head, Edith.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Added Title Sunset Boulevard
ISBN 0792172868
Standard No. 097360492743
Music No. 04927 Paramount Pictures