Quotation by Billy Wilder

I just want to tell you all how happy I am to be back in the studio, making a picture again! You don't know much I've missed all of you.... You see, this is my life. It always will be! There's nothing else. Just us, and the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark. All right, Mr. de Mille. I'm ready for my closeup.
Billy Wilder (b. 1906), U.S. film director, Charles Brackett, screenwriter, and D.M. Marsham Jr., screenwriter. Billy Wilder. Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), in Sunset Boulevard (film) (1950).

The last lines of the film, spoken by Norma Desmond as she descends a staircase.
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