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.

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Reluctant Gunslingers and Incorrigible She-Devils

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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