Sunset Boulevard is the perfect film, quite possibly. The masterful visual stylings of director Billy Wilder are on full display here and still holds up against the contemporaries of today. The lavish sets and luxurious costumes only enhance the superb acting skills of its leads. Gloria Swanson takes you on a wild ride in her portrayal of Norma Desmond, a former silent film star, ranging from the vanity of bygone fame and into a slow descent of madness. Her performance is truly unsurpassable! My heart was touched by Joe Gillis' humble existence and the connection he had with script writer, Betty Schaefer. This is a film not to be missed!