Moviedrome Mondays: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

The last episode of Season 2 in Moviedrome is undoubtedly a memorable American classic. I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing director/co-writer Billy Wilder’s 1950 Hollywood satire Sunset Boulevard. Readers can also read Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was September 10, 1989 (read here). Every great thing that has ever been said about this film, I nod in agreement to. If any of you are interested in reading a list of my favorite Billy Wilder films, read here.

While this will not be my last blog entry for 2019, it will be my last one concerning the Moviedrome Mondays entries. I will resume my Moviedrome Mondays blog series in the new year (Sunday, January 12, 2020) beginning with season 3 of Moviedrome.

Here is a youtube video link to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to Sunset Boulevard

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

16 thoughts on “Moviedrome Mondays: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

  1. Your Moviedrome Mondays are a good way to start the week. I always visit your post before I leave for work, think about the film during the day, then come back and read the comments at night. I think Alex Cox sums this film up perfectly in his opening line. Sunset Boulevard is the most famous of all cult films and the best film about Hollywood ever made.

  2. This is not my last blog entry for 2019, it is just the last Moviedrome Monday for 2019. I will be resume Moviedrome Mondays in 2020 on the second Sunday of January 🙂 And yes, Alex Cox does sum up Sunset Boulevard perfectly in that opening sentence. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  3. Ahh…All About Eve is a great one. Fantastic film. Perhaps Bette Davis’ best role. I never was an Anne Baxter fan, but she was perfect in her role. Mankiewicz stoked a brilliant psychological drama.

  4. What a great film! Wilder, along with Hitchcock and Scorsese are favorites. Merry Christmas to you John!

  5. Wishing you a Merry Christmas as well,John! Thank you for enriching my film education and I really love reading your blog. “Sunset” is indeed a true classic and I hope to find a copy to add to my collection.

  6. Why, thank you for the kind words 🙂 Sunset Boulevard is most certainly one of Billy Wilder’s many great ones 🙂 I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as well 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

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