Billy Wilder / US, 1950 / 110 min.
Hollywood is not all glitter and glamour. The star system can catapult actors to celebrity status , but when the box office drops, yesterday’s star is today’s has-been. No better observer of glittery Hollywood than Billy Wilder, whose Sunset Boulevard is still regarded as the most relentless portrait of the film industry.
Sweet & Sour: The Films of Billy Wilder
The legendary screenwriter and Hollywood director Billy Wilder was a brilliant word artist. His Oscar-winning classics are brimming with irresistible and cynical humour: incredibly funny, bold and incisive.