Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Primary Creator
Composer Warren and Dubin
Contributor(s)
Composer Harry Warren
Lyricist Al Dubin
Properties
Era1900s
StyleModern
Name of WorkBoulevard of Broken Dreams
Production Date1933-34
Production LocationUnited States
General Notes

Description

Lyrics and melody work together to create the mood. Lyrics are poetic and evocative, without literal meaning. The 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' is the passage through life.

Theme

Life is loss of dreams and sadness

Emotional Sum or Sense-of-life

Weariness & Sadness

Context Information

Originally written to refer to Paris in the film Moulin Rouge. Later came to mean Hollywood Boulevard. Written for the 1934 film Moulin Rouge. Used in the 1952 film as well.