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

Edition Special collector's edition.
Publication Info. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2002]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult DVD Fiction  F SUN    DISPLAY
 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Fiction  F SUN    RECENTLY RETURNED
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F SUN    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Paramount DVD collection.
System Details DVD, Dolby 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.
Special features: Commentary by edition 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).
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 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.
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 -- Videodiscs.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Motion picture industry -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Local Subject ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS, 1951.
Added Author Brackett, Charles, 1892-1969.
Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002.
Marshman, D. M., 1922-
Holden, William, 1918-1981.
Swanson, Gloria.
Von Stroheim, Erich, 1885-1957.
Olson, Nancy, 1928-
Clark, Fred, 1914-1968.
Gough, Lloyd.
Webb, Jack, 1920-1982.
DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959.
Hopper, Hedda, 1890-1966.
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
9780792172864
Standard No. 097360492743
Music No. 04927 Paramount Pictures
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