Sunset Blvd.

Synopsis:
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Ulli Lommel
 
IMDB:
5.2
Year:
2012
311 Views


Yes, this is Sunset Boulevard,

Los Angeles, California.

It's about 5:
00 in the morning.

That's the homicide squad...

complete with detectives

and newspapermen.

A murder has been reported from

one of those great big houses...

in the ten thousand block.

You'll read about it

in the late editions, I'm sure.

You'll get it over your radio

and see it on television...

because an old-time star is

involved... one of the biggest.

But before you hear it all distorted

and blown out of proportion...

before those Hollywood columnists

get their hands on it...

maybe you'd like to hear the facts...

the whole truth.

If so, you've come

to the right party.

You see, the body of a young man

was found...

floating in the pool

of her mansion...

with two shots in his back

and one in his stomach.

Nobody important, really.

Just a movie writer with a couple

of B pictures to his credit.

The poor dope.

He always wanted a pool.

Well, in the end

he got himself a pool...

only the price turned out to be

a little high.

Let's go back about six months and

find the day when it all started.

I was living in an apartment house

above Franklin and Ivar.

Things were tough at the moment.

I hadn't worked in a studio

for a long time.

So I sat there, grinding out

original stories, two a week.

Only I seemed to have lost my touch.

Maybe they weren't original enough.

Maybe they were too original.

All I know is,

they didn't sell.

Yeah?

- Joseph C. Gillis?

- That's right.

We've come for the car.

What car?

California license 40-R-116.

Where are the keys?

Why should I give you the keys?

Because the company's

played ball long enough...

because you're three payments behind,

and because we got a court order.

Now, come on. The keys.

Or do you want us to jack it up

and haul it away?

Relax, fans.

The car isn't here.

Oh, is that so?

I loaned it to a friend.

He took it down to Palm Springs.

Had to get away for his health,

I suppose.

If you don't believe me,

look in the garage.

Sure, sure, we believe you.

Only now we want you to believe us!

That car better be here tomorrow

or there's gonna be fireworks.

- You say the cutest things.

- Ha.

Well, I needed about $ 290...

and I needed it real quick,

or I'd lose my car.

It wasn't in Palm Springs,

and it wasn't in the garage.

I was way ahead

of the finance company.

I knew they'd be coming around,

and I wasn't taking any chances.

So I kept it across the street in a

lot behind Rudy's Shoeshine Parlor.

Rudy never asked any questions

about your finances.

He'd just look at your heels

and know the score.

I had an original story

kicking around Paramount.

My agent told me it was

dead as a doornail.

But I knew a big shot over there

who'd always liked me.

The time had come to take

a little advantage of it.

His name was Sheldrake.

He was a smart producer

with a set of ulcers to prove it.

All right, Gillis, you've got five

minutes. What's your story about?

It's about a baseball player,

a rookie shortstop batting.347.

- Uh-huh.

- Poor kid was mixed up in a holdup.

But he's trying to go straight.

Except some gamblers won't let him.

So they tell the kid he's got to

throw the World Series or else, huh?

More or less, except for the end.

I've got a gimmick that's real good.

Uh-huh. You got a title?

Bases Loaded.

There's a 40-page outline.

Call Readers Department. Find out

what they have on Bases Loaded.

They're pretty hot about it over at

Twentieth, except Zanuck's all wet.

Can you see Ty Power as a shortstop?

You've got the best man for it

right here on this lot. Alan Ladd.

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Ulli Lommel

Ulli Lommel (21 December 1944 – 2 December 2017) was a German actor and director, noted for his many collaborations with Rainer Werner Fassbinder and his association with the New German Cinema movement. Lommel spent time at The Factory and was a creative associate of Andy Warhol, with whom he made several films and works of art. Since 1977 he lived and worked in the United States, where he wrote, directed and starred in over 50 movies. more…

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