Thursday, March 22, 2012
All About Eve (1950)
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screenplay), Mary Orr (story "The Wisdom of Eve") (uncredited)
Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders
Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's sharp script anchors this story about New York City theater life, with Bette Davis playing an aging Broadway diva who employs a starstruck fan (Anne Baxter) as her assistant, only to learn the woman is a conniving upstart. The now-classic All About Eve won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Mankiewicz), Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (George Sanders).
My Rating: 5 of 5 "Loved it!"
AH I LOVE THIS MOVIE. Seriously, the entire film is quotable. The dialogue was smart and funny and witty and so very real. And F* Eve man, whadda crazy chick, hahaha.
I just had so much fun watching this movie. Every single character and quirks and interesting scenes and great things to say. Jeeze, just thinking about this movie makes me want to watch it again. Even if you're not into old films, I highly recommend you check this one out.