1 hr 52 min

Season Finale: Sunset Boulevard & How We All Became Norma Desmond Cinema Rising

    • Arts

For this season finale, we break format to pair a film, not with another film, but with a concept. Pushing the structure of a double-feature podcast to breaking point, we look at Billy Wilder's 1950 noir classic, then look at how contemporary film culture has transformed us all into a strange version of Gloria Swanson's iconic femme fatale - Norma Desmond.Desmond lives in a memory palace built from her years of stardom, fruitlessly longing for another moment in the spotlight, desperate ...

For this season finale, we break format to pair a film, not with another film, but with a concept. Pushing the structure of a double-feature podcast to breaking point, we look at Billy Wilder's 1950 noir classic, then look at how contemporary film culture has transformed us all into a strange version of Gloria Swanson's iconic femme fatale - Norma Desmond.Desmond lives in a memory palace built from her years of stardom, fruitlessly longing for another moment in the spotlight, desperate ...

1 hr 52 min

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