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

My Favorite Billy Wilder Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Avanti! (1972)

2.   Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

3.   Some Like It Hot (1959)

4.   Ace in the Hole (1951)

5.   Sunset Boulevard (1950)

6.   Double Indemnity (1944)

7.   Fedora (1978)

8.   The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

2.   The Major and the Minor (1942)

3.   Stalag 17 (1953)

4.   The Fortune Cookie (1966)

5.   One, Two, Three (1961)

6.   The Apartment (1960)