Sunset Boulevard ★★★★½

Another classic off my list of shame. And a classic in every since of the word! I had so much fun with this one. The narration is perfect in setting the tone, the dialogue as cool and snappy as ever, and the performances are peak.

The themes are masterfully conveyed here and the craft of storytelling marvelously presents a story about storytelling. The ageing and fading of a star is the quintessential Hollywood tale. The symbolism of the old car that the director wants to showcase encapsulates this theme. It's a small detail, but it's indicative of the simultaneously subtle and forceful masterpiece that is Sunset Boulevard.

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