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November 30, 2022

Episode 599: Sunset Blvd (1950)

Episode 599: Sunset Blvd (1950) Special Guests: Steven Cohan, Jeffrey Schwarz
Guest Co-Hosts: Agatha Luz, Philip Marinello

We conclude Noirvember 2022 with a look at Billy WIlder's Sunset Blvd. Released in 1950, the film tells the story of Joe Gillis (William Holden), a screenwriter who meets a faded star of yesteryear, Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson). Gillis becomes a kept man while helping to fuel Norma’s Desmond’s delusion that she’s returning to the silver screen in a lavish production of Salome.

Agatha Luz (Cinemaspection) and Philip Marinello (The Substance Podcast) join Mike to discuss one of the best films ever made. Interviews include Steven Cohan (author of the new BFI book on Sunset Blvd) and Jeffrey Schwarz (director of Boulevard! A Hollywood Story).

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Buy Sunset Blvd on Blu-Ray
Buy Sunset Blvd by Steven Cohan
Visit the official Boulevard! A Hollywood Story website
Buy Close-Up on Sunset Boulevard: Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream by Sam Staggs
Buy Billy Wilder: Dancing on the Edge by Joseph McBride

The Sunset Blvd Soundtrack - Franz Waxman
"All those wonderful people out there in the dark" - Gloria Swanson


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