Sunset Blvd.

It burns like acid.

Billy Wilder torched Hollywood, and all its failed dreams and forgotten stars, in this lacerating film noir.

The twisted story of a man recounting his final days while floating dead in a swimming pool, one more anonymous wannabe laid low by flying too close to the sun in search of Tinseltown dreams, it still crackles 70 years after its debut.

William Holden is the writer who thinks he knows things about things he doesn’t, while Gloria Swanson snaps and bites as a shark disguised as a faded diva.

The water will run red before this one ends.

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