Sunset Boulevard Film Summary & Analysis

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How does Joe meet Norma?

Why is Sunset Boulevard considered one of the great classics of film noir?

Why does Joe decide to move in with Norma?

Why does Betty want Joe to work with her on the screenplay? Describe their evolving partnership and relationship.

What does Sunset Boulevard reveal about Hollywood?

How did Max come to work for Norma?

What role does Max play in Norma's deluded thinking?

Why does Norma murder Joe?

From whose point of view is the film told and why? How is this an effective device? What purposes does it serve?

Describe and explain the symbolism of Joe's dream about the chimp and the organ grinder.

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