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Issue 04 - Sunset Boulevard

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In this issue, Alice Butler writes about Billy Wilder’s 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. Discussing screenwriter Joe Gillis’ experience of faded silent film star Norma Desmond’s eerie mansion, she considers how the setting is used as much to explore Norma’s haunted mind as to reflect on the uncanny nature of filmmaking.