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sun·set / ˈsənˌset/ • n. [in sing.] the time in the evening when the sun disappears or daylight fades: sunset was still a couple of hours away. ∎  the colors and light visible in the sky on an occasion of the sun's disappearance in the evening, considered as a view or spectacle: a blue and gold sunset. ∎ fig. a period of decline, esp. the last years of a person's life: the sunset of his life.

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sunset ride (or sail) off into the sunset used (frequently ironically) to denote a happy ending, and derived from a conventional closing scene of many films. The expression is recorded from the mid 20th century.
Sunset Boulevard a road which links the centre of Los Angeles with the Pacific Ocean 48 km (30 miles) to the west. The eastern section of the road between Fairfax Avenue and Beverly Hills is known as Sunset Strip.

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Sunset ★★ 1988 (R)

Edwards wanders the range in this soft-centered farce about a couple of Western legends out to solve a mystery. On the backlots of Hollywood, silent screen star Tom Mix (Willis) meets aging marshal Wyatt Earp (Garner) and participates in a time-warp western circa 1927. They encounter a series of misadventures while trying to finger a murderer. Garner ambles enjoyably, lifting him a level above the rest of the cast. 101m/C VHS, DVD . Bruce Willis, James Garner, Mariel Hemingway, Darren McGavin, Jennifer Edwards, Malcolm McDowell, Kathleen Quinlan, M. Emmet Walsh, Patricia Hodge, Richard Bradford, Joe Dallesandro, Dermot Mulroney; D: Blake Edwards; W: Blake Edwards, Rod Amateau; C: Anthony B. Richmond; M: Henry Mancini. Golden Raspberries ‘88: Worst Director (Edwards).

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