Thursday, March 30, 2017
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
It is a very noir story, beginning with the ending, which is a man face down in the pool. So from the very beginning you know it is not going to end well, and then the story unfolds. An aging silent film star is sequestered in her decaying mansion on Sunset Boulevard when a hard up script writer happens upon her. One thing leads to another and he is in so deep that he can't see a way out. It is painful and slow and beautifully filmed. Step back to another era for a couple of hours with this movie.