History YMMV / SunsetBoulevard

27th Mar '17 11:31:11 AM piraml
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** Norma Desmond's idea for her comeback vehicle - a Biblical epic about Salome - is regarded as laughably ridiculous by [=DeMille=] and the other Hollywood types. However, not only was an actual mind-bogglingly awful ''Salome'' film (starring Creator/RitaHayworth) produced in 1953, but numerous filmmakers throughout the rest of the '50s (including [=DeMille=] himself) would turn to Biblical epics as a way of competing with the television audience, and some of these efforts turned out to be every bit as schlocky as Norma's.

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** Norma Desmond's idea for her comeback vehicle - a Biblical epic about Salome - is regarded as laughably ridiculous by [=DeMille=] and the other Hollywood types. However, not only was an actual mind-bogglingly awful ''Salome'' film (starring Creator/RitaHayworth) produced in 1953, but numerous filmmakers throughout the rest of the '50s (including [=DeMille=] himself) would turn to Biblical epics as a way of competing with the television audience, and some of these efforts turned out to be every bit as schlocky as Norma's. Furthermore, DeMille's current production when Norma pitches her script is Samson and Delilah, which was a critical and commercial success. Norma's script was bad, and she was out of touch with contemporary styles, but her selection of genre was appropriate, even slightly progressive.
27th Mar '17 11:22:27 AM piraml
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** He has evolved along with the medium. Norma, meanwhile, wants to pick up where she left off, making a new picture in a style that died twenty-five years ago, in which she plays a sixteen-year-old.
18th Feb '17 5:30:00 AM TheGoodWario
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* DoubleStandard: Gee, one can't help but notice that CecilB.DeMille is still working..

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* DoubleStandard: Gee, one can't help but notice that CecilB.DeMille Creator/CecilBDeMille is still working..
18th Feb '17 5:29:09 AM TheGoodWario
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* DoubleStandard: Gee, one can't help but notice that Cecil DeMille is still working..

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* DoubleStandard: Gee, one can't help but notice that Cecil CecilB.DeMille is still working..
26th Jan '17 11:42:36 AM BoredMe
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* DoubleStandard: Gee, one can't help but notice that Cecil DeMille is still working..
26th Jan '17 3:40:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AwardSnub: Painfully. Gloria Swanson lost the Best Actress Oscar only because BetteDavis in ''Film/AllAboutEve'' was her main competitor. Swanson and Davis cancelled each other out (as both were playing over-the-hill, sharp-tongued actresses in films about the anxieties of aging and acting), leaving newcomer Creator/JudyHolliday winning for ''Theatre/BornYesterday''.

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* AwardSnub: Painfully. Gloria Swanson lost the Best Actress Oscar only because BetteDavis Creator/BetteDavis in ''Film/AllAboutEve'' was her main competitor. Swanson and Davis cancelled each other out (as both were playing over-the-hill, sharp-tongued actresses in films about the anxieties of aging and acting), leaving newcomer Creator/JudyHolliday winning for ''Theatre/BornYesterday''.



** Buster Keaton's appearance as one of the forgotten actors; now that he's arguably better-remembered than anyone else in the cast.

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** Buster Keaton's Creator/BusterKeaton's appearance as one of the forgotten actors; now that he's arguably better-remembered than anyone else in the cast.
11th Dec '16 2:16:46 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Max's motivations are a bit more overtly ambiguous in the musical. In the film, when confronted by Joe about lying to Norma, he says "I cannot let her be destroyed". In the play, he says "I will not allow her to surrender". This hints that he's not merely feeding Norma flattering lies to keep her from breaking down, but maintaining his own vicarious fantasy through her.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Max's motivations are a bit more overtly ambiguous in the musical. In the film, when confronted by Joe about lying to Norma, he says "I cannot let her be destroyed". In the play, he says "I will not allow her to surrender". This hints that he's not merely feeding Norma flattering lies to keep her from breaking down, but maintaining his own vicarious fantasy through her.



** Norma Desmond's idea for her comeback vehicle - a Biblical epic about Salome - is regarded as laughably ridiculous by [=DeMille=] and the other Hollywood types. However, not only was an actual mind-bogglingly awful ''Salome'' film (starring Rita Hayworth) produced in 1953, but numerous filmmakers throughout the rest of the '50s (including [=DeMille=] himself) would turn to Biblical epics as a way of competing with the television audience, and some of these efforts turned out to be every bit as schlocky as Norma's.

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** Norma Desmond's idea for her comeback vehicle - a Biblical epic about Salome - is regarded as laughably ridiculous by [=DeMille=] and the other Hollywood types. However, not only was an actual mind-bogglingly awful ''Salome'' film (starring Rita Hayworth) Creator/RitaHayworth) produced in 1953, but numerous filmmakers throughout the rest of the '50s (including [=DeMille=] himself) would turn to Biblical epics as a way of competing with the television audience, and some of these efforts turned out to be every bit as schlocky as Norma's.
23rd Nov '16 5:10:53 AM SorPepita
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** Buster Keaton's appearance as one of the forgotten actors, now that he's arguably better-remembered than anyone else in the cast.

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** Buster Keaton's appearance as one of the forgotten actors, actors; now that he's arguably better-remembered than anyone else in the cast.



* MemeticMutation: "I ''am'' big. Its the pictures that got small" and "Alright Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my closeup".

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* MemeticMutation: "I ''am'' big. Its It's the pictures that got small" and "Alright Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my closeup".
19th Jul '16 1:51:11 PM LongTallShorty64
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* AwardSnub: Painfully. Gloria Swanson lost the Best Actress Oscar only because BetteDavis in ''Film/AllAboutEve'' was her main competitor. Swanson and Davis cancelled each other out (as both were playing over-the-hill, sharp-tongued actresses in films about the anxieties of aging and acting), leaving newcomer Judy Holliday winning for ''Theatre/BornYesterday''.

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* AwardSnub: Painfully. Gloria Swanson lost the Best Actress Oscar only because BetteDavis in ''Film/AllAboutEve'' was her main competitor. Swanson and Davis cancelled each other out (as both were playing over-the-hill, sharp-tongued actresses in films about the anxieties of aging and acting), leaving newcomer Judy Holliday Creator/JudyHolliday winning for ''Theatre/BornYesterday''.
4th Jun '16 9:40:57 PM gewunomox
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* AwardSnub: Painfully. Gloria Swanson lost the Best Actress Oscar only because BetteDavis in ''AllAboutEve'' was her main competitor. Swanson and Davis cancelled each other out (as both were playing over-the-hill, sharp-tongued actresses in films about the anxieties of aging and acting), leaving newcomer Judy Holliday winning for ''Theatre/BornYesterday''.

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* AwardSnub: Painfully. Gloria Swanson lost the Best Actress Oscar only because BetteDavis in ''AllAboutEve'' ''Film/AllAboutEve'' was her main competitor. Swanson and Davis cancelled each other out (as both were playing over-the-hill, sharp-tongued actresses in films about the anxieties of aging and acting), leaving newcomer Judy Holliday winning for ''Theatre/BornYesterday''.
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