Sunset Boulevard (film score)

The soundtrack to the film Sunset Boulevard was composed by Franz Waxman.

Sunset Boulevard: Original Motion Picture Score
Soundtrack album by
Franz Waxman
ReleasedNovember 19, 2002 (2002-11-19)
LabelVarèse Sarabande

In 2005, Franz Waxman's score was named #16 of the top 25 film scores in the American Film Institute's "100 Years of Film Scores" list.[1]

It was released on CD in 2002, an edition that was re-recorded by Joel McNeely and the Scottish Symphony Orchestra.[2] The actual surviving parts of the original score were released in 2010 on Counterpoint.[3]

Sunset Boulevard: Original Motion Picture Score
1."Sunset Boulevard Prelude"3:51
2."Paramount Studio"0:55
3."Chase and Mansion"3:42
4."Norma Desmond"2:18
5."An Aging Actress"0:54
6."Reading the Script"2:34
7."The Strange Garden"1:56
8."Norma's Gallery"1:24
9."The Waxworks and the Bridge Game"1:44
10."Afternoon Outings"1:00
11."Sacrifice of Self-Respect"4:07
12."The Old Bathing Beauty"2:29
13."Parading to Paramount"0:55
14."Old Friends"1:26
15."DeMille's Companion"0:42
16."Norma's Suspicions"3:55
17."A New Interest and the Studio Stroll"5:08
18."Her First Husband"2:56
19."The Showdown"4:14
21."Joe Walks Out"5:22
22."The Corpse"1:11
23."The Comeback"4:24
24."Sunset Boulevard Cast"0:31
25."Prelude and Conversing Corpses"9:01
Total length:69:41


  1. "AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores", AFI. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  2. "Soundtrack details: Sunset Blvd". SoundtrackCollector. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
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