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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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Worth seeing but nothing really new here
16 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is included with 2002 DVD release of "Sunset Blvd". It's basically a VERY short (25 minutes) documentary of the making of the classic. There's nothing here that I really didn't know already but there are a few interesting bits here and there. It does go into the fact that Louis Mayer HATED the film when he saw it. He went to director Bill Wilder and told him off and Wilder responded . That's interesting but we're never told WHY Mayer hated the film and what Wilder's response was! The most interesting bits here are of Nancy Olson (the only surviving cast member) talking about making the film. She's full of life, kids her wholesome image and has a few little interesting stories. Glenn Close (who was in the musical version of "Sunset") also pops up with a few comments. I love Close but really--she's not needed. She really has nothing to add about the movie itself. So this isn't an in depth expose on the movie but a mildly interesting little documentary about the making of it.


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