Film Identifications - Sunset Boulevard Norma Desmond, Joe...

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Sunset Boulevard Norma Desmond, Joe Gillis -SATIRE- satirizes the excess of Hollywood stars (the mansion, the pet monkey, the fancy monkey casket) and the larger absurdity of self-possessed Hollywood celebrity culture. -Her room: all satin, and ruffles, Bed like a gilded rowboat… the perfect setting for a silent movie queen… poor devil waving to a parade that had long passed her by Pool (“poor dope always wanted a pool”) – frames the story Keys (car) Parking Lot behind Rudy’s Screenplay – Baseball Player Schwab’s Drugstore (Pharmacy) ? LOOKUP Coffin (monkey) Rats (in pool) Massive Oil Painting (indoor film screening) Picture Frames of Norma Desmond Bridge Ashtray Headpiece (thrown on ground) Finger Cigarette Contraption Mink Coat GOLD CIGARETTE CASE Razor Leopard Print No locks Parusail (norma doing a little dance/ recreating her olden days to keep him still interested) PARAMOUNT Veil Her car Drowsing Lot, Sound Stages – Walks Nose Job Rebel Without A Cause (In CINEMASCOPE AND WARNER COLOR) DIRECTED BY NICHOLAS RAY Toy Monkey/KNOME County Jail Jim’s Suit Jacket School Insignia Orion, Cancer (Constellations and Stars) Flower Case Thing (Jim gives to Judy) Milk Jug (rubs on his face) Painting (kicks it) Red Address Book Empty Pool (a sunken nursery) Candelabra (Plato) Red Sock/Blue Sock (Plato)
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Chains Taxi Driver St. Regis (end of film, drives by it) Flowers (burned) Palentine Guns Midnight Cowboy MONY Sign Gave Blood Florida Posters Joint Ketchup Rat thing that mother and son were playing with in diner Watch (guy who gave him a blowjob… didn’t have money, almost took his watch) Blue Velvet Scissors (early with ear, with dennis hopper) Ear Ants (insects) Chicken Walk Blind Man/ Walking Stick Arlene’s Restaurant/Diner Old overalls/Bug spraying kit Deep River Apartments Key Black shiny shoes Shutters 4 Honks Picture Frame (of son and husband?) Red Shoes Wallet Phone Rings Stairs Heineken “The Blue Lady” Pink Cardigan Knife Lincoln St. Room 710 Breathing Mask. . drugs? FRANK Van Gogh Marriage Certificate Candle/Flame (Sex scene. . others) WHAT WAS THAT THING OVER HIS BED? (teeth,face relice)
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Works at Beaumont AXE Lamps Red Cadillac Duck? (beginning) Stained Glass Windows of A Church Robins (in detective’s daughters dream. . birds bring love) Closet Red Curtain The Slow Club Camera Device (he made) Birthday Hat… Toy Thing Singing Mike (singing weird guy involved in illegal group) Song replay – Candy Colored Clown Meadow Lane Lumbertown (sign/wood thing over his bed) – look up
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course FILM 2760 at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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