She's still big (it's the primaries that got small) and, it seems, incapable of acknowledging reality.
Joe Gillis on Norma Desmond's final scene: "The dream she had clung to so desperately had enfolded her." And Norma Desmond in her final scene: "You see, this is my life. It always will be. There's nothing else."
Dialogue from Sunset Boulevard (1950, dir. Billy Wilder), screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, and D.M. Marshman, Jr.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
By Michael Leddy at 9:21 AM