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As Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard turns 70, a look at the psycho-biddy genre it preceded
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As Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard turns 70, a look at the psycho-biddy genre it preceded

Sunset Boulevard saw Gloria Swanson play Norma Desmond, an ageing silent film diva now forgotten with the advent of sound. She descends into madness when the screenwriter-turned-lover she hires for her epic comeback film, decided to leave her for a younger woman.