Sunset BoulevardDVD - 2008
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By Christie Hoerneman Film noir is not easily defined. The actual words come from French and mean "black cinema." It was in France during the post-war years that the term was used to describe a certain set of Hollywood films that were saturated with a darkness and cynicism that was not seen before. These movies included The Maltese Falcon (1941), Double Indemnity (1944), Laura (1944), and Murd... (more)
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1950. Starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson. 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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Joe Gillis: "Wait a minute! Haven't I seen you before? I know your face." Norma Desmond: "Get out! Or shall I call my servant?" Joe Gillis: "You're Norma Desmond! You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big!" Norma Desmond: "I AM big. It's the PICTURES that got small."
Norma Desmond (watching herself in her real silent film, "Queen Kelly" with Joe Gillis, actually directed by (the butler) Erich von Stroheim): "Still wonderful, isn't it? And NO dialogue... We didn't need dialogue. We had faces!!"
Joe Gillis (voiceover, of Norma): "...Poor devil. Still waving proudly to a parade which had long since passed her by..."
Joe Gillis (to Norma): "...There's nothing tragic about being fifty. Not unless you're trying to be twenty-five."
Norma Desmond (to newsreel camera): "...All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."
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