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'Sunset Blvd.': A Look Back (2002)

Film critics, actors, film historians and other personalities share their experiences and curious stories on the acclaimed Billy Wilder's masterpiece "Sunset Blvd."; its cultural importance... See full summary »
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Ed Sikov ...
Himself - Author "On Sunset Boulevard - The Life and Times of Billy Wilder"
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Himself - Paramount Pictures Producer
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Film critics, actors, film historians and other personalities share their experiences and curious stories on the acclaimed Billy Wilder's masterpiece "Sunset Blvd."; its cultural importance by being one of the most iconic and revolutionary films ever made and a picture that still stands the test of time. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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19 March 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This making of documentary features footage from the film, stills (including those of the aborted original opening sequence), and interviews.

It's never explained fully why Louis B Mayer found the film so distasteful, though it is interesting that William Holden is described as much as a hasbeen as Gloria Swanson was when he was cast. We get the usual divided opinions about Sunset's Academy Award losses in favor of All About Eve, but also Nancy Olson (as the only surviving cast member) tells a funny story of how Holden's wife yelled "Cut. Dammit, cut" at the long take Wilder used for the balcony scene embrace. We also get Glenn Close commenting on the later Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.


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