BETTY
Well, Hello Mr. Gillis
Where have you been keeping yourself?

JOE
Someone's been doing it for me

BETTY
And meanwhile "Blind Windows"
Is stuck on the shelf
You said we'd work together

JOE
New Year's crisis, what can I say?

BETTY
Always full of excuses

JOE
Promise I'll call you later today

BETTY
You said that last time.

JOE
Look, Betty, I won't let you down.

BETTY
I guess I'll just have to trust you.

SHELDRAKE
You're Miss Desmond's German Shepherd?
I'm the one who's been calling

The name is Sheldrake. A couple of weeks ago,
I was looking out my office window, I saw you drive onto the lot.
And I said, that's exactly the car I've been looking for.
Great for my new Crosby picture. So, I made a few inquiries. I've been calling for two weeks.
Doesn't she ever pick up the phone? You know, outside a museum, you don't see
That kind of quality anymore. We're willing to pay, at least a hundred dollars a week...

MAX
It's outrageous
You insult her
How can you be so cruel?
I forbid you to approach her

SHELDRAKE
You're insane

MAX
Go away.
Go away!

NORMA
Did you see how they all came
Crowding around?
They still love me, and soon we'll be
Breaking new ground
Brave pioneers

DEMILLE
Those were the days

NORMA
Just like before

DEMILLE
We had such fun

NORMA
We gave the world
New ways to dream

BOTH
We always found new ways to dream

DEMILLE
Let's have a good long talk one day.

NORMA
The old team will be back in business

DEMILLE
Sorry, my next shot's ready

MAX
Mr. Gillis...

JOE
What's the matter, Max?

MAX
I just found out the reason for all those phone calls from Paramount.
It's not Madame they want. It's her car.

JOE
Oh, my God.

NORMA
Now, you remember, don't you? I don't work before 10 or after 4:30 in the afternoon.

DEMILLE
It isn't entirely my decision, Norma. New York must be consulted.

NORMA
That's fine. Ask any exhibitor in the country. I'm not forgotten.

DEMILLE
Of course you're not.
Goodbye, young fellow. We'll what we can do.

NORMA
I'm not worried. It's so wonderful to be back.

BETTY
Was that really Norma Desmond?

DEMILLE
It was.

HEATHER
She must be about a million years old.

DEMILLE
I hate to think where that puts me. I could be her father.

HEATHER
Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. DeMille.

DEMILLE
If you could have seen
Her at seventeen
When all of her dreams were new
Beautiful and strong
Before it all went wrong
She's never known the meaning of surrender
She's never known the meaning of surrender
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Sunset Boulevard - Surrender (Reprise) Lyrics

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