Articles tagged gloria swanson

‘Perfect Understanding’ Probes Timeless Questions About Relationships

Perfect Understanding presages romantic comedies like Four Weddings and a Funeral and Friends with Benefits.

READ more
Reluctant Gunslingers and Incorrigible She-Devils

Can classic Hollywood films help us navigate today’s environment of political apathy and cynical media saturation?

READ more
Sunset Boulevard, Roman Holiday & Sabrina

Three of the greatest films you’ll ever see have been sumptuously repackaged, here. This is cause for joy. Celebration, even.

READ more
Part 1: Pure Classicism

In its infancy, the cinematic artform went through some formidable technological and stylistic changes. The ten DVDs discussed here highlight the very definition of the Golden Age of filmmaking.

READ more

2 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Sunset Boulevard is the best gothic film never made by Alfred Hitchcock. It still resonates as a comment upon our obsession with celebrity and the price that obsession exacts upon our lives and the lives of those we perpetually idolize and, on occasion, have forgotten entirely.

READ more
//Mixed media

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

READ the article