Sunset Boulevard: A Hollywood Story drive-in screening

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Sunset Boulevard: A Hollywood Story drive-in screening

Lovers of film noir will remember Sunset Boulevard: A Hollywood Story as a searingly accurate satire of Hollywood. Billy Wilder's 1950 classic follows washed up screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden), who seeks refuge in a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion – except he discovers its owner, Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson). Norma, a silent movie star who has since fallen from grace, tempts Joe into one final comeback – for both of them – by writing yet another script. Effective both as social commentary and intense character study, the film peels back the layers of Hollywood's glitz and glamor, revealing the fickleness of fandom and its hollow underbelly. 

By: Andrew Seah

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