"Alright, Mr. DeMille. I'm ready for my close-up."--Norma Desmond
I watched the AFI Top 100 movie #12 Sunset Boulevard a couple weeks ago, and it's still playing over in my mind. The egomaniacal Norma Desmond. Joe, the down and out writer. Max, the servant (with a twist!). And 22-year old Betty, the wholesome young studio "reader". A fascinating film, that even Cathy gave an "A" rating. The quintessential role for Gloria Swanson, coming in the twilight of her career on the big screen. A gem.