Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Gloria Swanson and William Holden
Approx. running time: 1 hour 50 minutes
A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.
Billy WIlder's Sunset Boulevard is considered one of the most notable films of the 20th century. The film was deemed "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" by the US Library of Congress in 1989 and is often ranked highly on lists outlining the best films of the 20th century and all-time. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 3, including Best Screenplay.
The film has become iconic and many of the images and lines from the film have now become common popular culture references..."alright, Mr DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.."