- Sunset Boulevard (1951)
FP107: “I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. Demille…"
Billy Wilder’s painful salute to the crumbling facade of “old Hollywood” bears watching again and again. Gloria Swanson, who truly was a symbol of all that was grand and glitzy truly shows just how good an actress can be as the doomed Norma Desmond. William Holden and Erich Von Stroheim also shine as her unwilling and all-to-willing minions.