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Old 06-09-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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Sunset Boulevard Blu-ray

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AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) – #16

IMDB - Top 250 #32

In 2004, two quotes from Sunset Boulevard were included in AFI poll of "Greatest Movie Quotes": "All right, Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close-up" and "I am big, it's the pictures that got small!" at #7 and #24 respectively.

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Sunset Boulevard (also known as Sunset Blvd.) is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the boulevard that runs through Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California.
The film stars William Holden as Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a faded silent movie star who draws him into her fantasy world where she dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen with Erich von Stroheim as Max Von Mayerling, her butler and ex-husband. Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough and Jack Webb play supporting roles. Director Cecil B. DeMille and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper play themselves, and the film includes cameo appearances by leading silent film actors Buster Keaton, H. B. Warner and Anna Q. Nilsson.

Praised by many critics when first released, Sunset Boulevard was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won three. It is widely accepted as a classic, often cited as one of the greatest films of American cinema. Deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the U.S. Library of Congress in 1989, Sunset Boulevard was included in the first group of films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. In 1998, it was ranked number twelve on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 best American films of the 20th century, and in 2007 it was 16th on their 10th Anniversary list.



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Old 07-20-2012, 12:17 PM   #2
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Choose the SUNSET BOULEVARD Blu Ray Cover Art!

At EW.com

The new Sunset Boulevard Blu-ray includes extensive in-depth bonus materials, including a new deleted scene. Paramount has selected two striking images as potential covers for the new edition, and they’d like your input on which is best. One is a version of an original 1950 movie poster, with Desmond lurking over Gillis and his new screenwriter girlfriend (Nancy Olson). The other is a classic photo of Desmond admiring her stage pose in her bedroom mirror. Click below to view them both, in addition to a quick video clip to remind you of the film’s magnificence. Then be sure to vote on the image you prefer before the poll closes on July 27. The winner will grace the Blu-ray upon its release on Nov. 6.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/2...-vote-blu-ray/

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Old 07-20-2012, 12:33 PM   #3
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WOW. I like both but I'm going to have to go with the original theatrical one-sheet.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:41 PM   #4
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Choose the SUNSET BOULEVARD Blu Ray Cover Art!

At EW.com

The new Sunset Boulevard Blu-ray includes extensive in-depth bonus materials, including a new deleted scene. Paramount has selected two striking images as potential covers for the new edition, and they’d like your input on which is best. One is a version of an original 1950 movie poster, with Desmond lurking over Gillis and his new screenwriter girlfriend (Nancy Olson). The other is a classic photo of Desmond admiring her stage pose in her bedroom mirror. Click below to view them both, in addition to a quick video clip to remind you of the film’s magnificence. Then be sure to vote on the image you prefer before the poll closes on July 27. The winner will grace the Blu-ray upon its release on Nov. 6.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/2...-vote-blu-ray/

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Wow.Thx a lot for sharing this,mate.Great find.Both covers look great,but i like first one(b/w) better!Voted!
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:57 PM   #5
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been a long wait, but very excited to soon have this masterpiece on blu.
btw: I'll be voting for the 2nd image for sure.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:02 PM   #6
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The original poster art is surely the one to go with in this case.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:45 PM   #7
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The original poster art, for sure.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:59 PM   #8
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The original poster art is surely the one to go with in this case.
It is, and I voted for it. Unlike most online polls, I couldn't see the current results. Did I miss it, or are they hiding it?

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Old 07-20-2012, 02:07 PM   #9
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I don't like either of them. I'd rather they just went with the DVD cover art
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:10 PM   #10
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It has to be the original poster, for me.
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it has to be the original poster, for me.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:03 PM   #12
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It should be this one, which I have framed and hanging in our house.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:08 PM   #13
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I would prefer something like these foreign posters:

http://www.impawards.com/1950/poster...d_ver4_xlg.jpg

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:16 PM   #14
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been a long wait, but very excited to soon have this masterpiece on blu.
btw: I'll be voting for the 2nd image for sure.
That is my choice as well. Can not wait to own this movie..SO freakin' good. They just don't make 'em like Holden anymore.
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sordid--be sure to check out the French bd of The Devil's Brigade--very nice release.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #16
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Definitely the original poster. The new one is cool, feels like the kind of thing Criterion would do, but why mess with such iconic keyart.
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Original poster art...for the win!
Thanks for breaking the news too, Akijama!
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:17 PM   #18
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Original poster art...for the win!
Thanks for breaking the news too, Akijama!
Lol,no problem,man.But all props should go to PowellPressburger .He's the person responsible for sharing this news,not me
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:34 PM   #19
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Voted for the original poster art. I love vintage movie posters!
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:52 PM   #20
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The original one by a mile. Love that poster art.
Anyway can't wait to see this film in HD. It's definitely in my top 10.
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