Sunset Boulevard Film Summary & Analysis

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Sunset Boulevard tells the story of Joe Gillis and Norma Desmond. Joe is new in Hollywood, where he is desperately trying to make it as a writer. Things are not going well for Joe and his creditors are chasing him all over town. When he runs into an apparently abandoned old house to hide, he meets its owner, Norma Desmond.

Norma was once a famous silent film star, but her days of fame are long gone. However, she is unaware of this fact, as she fully believes she will begin performing again soon. She convinces Joe to move in to her house and work on a script she wrote. He agrees and she begins to try to take over his life. Eventually, Joe begins working with Betty, a woman at a film studio and falls in love with her. Norma becomes extremely angry and murders Joe.

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