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Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard (styled in the main title on screen as SUNSET BLVD.) is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the thoroughfare with the same name that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California.

Plot

At a mansion on Sunset Boulevard, the body of Joe Gillis floats in the swimming pool. In a flashback, Joe relates the events leading to his death.

Awards

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    award Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay National Board of Review Award for Best Film National Board of Review: Top Ten Films National Film Registry
    contentLocation Los Angeles
    director Billy Wilder
    editor Arthur Schmidt Doane Harrison
    events Aging cinema of the United States delusion end of career failure film industry loneliness movie star
    genre comedy drama
    keywords abandon attempted suicide divorce fan mail film director film star flashback flee gigolo isotta fraschini isotta fraschini tipo 8a learn listen new year newsreel ohio repossession salome screenwriter screenwriting script coverage script doctor script reader silent film silent film star suicide sunset boulevard swimming pool teenage girl
    musicBy Franz Waxman
    nomination Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
    producer Charles Brackett
    productionCompany Paramount Pictures
    publisher Paramount Pictures
    theme black comedy film noir satirical