Saturday, October 25, 2008

All About Eve

Today's Saturday - Top Ten film is All About Eve, Joseph E. Mankeiwitcz's brilliant and timeless 1950 drama about greed, manipulation, and ambition.

One of my very favorite actresses, Bette Davis played the aging Broadway star, Margo Channing, who takes the unassuming Eve Harrington, (Anne Baxter) under her wing. But Eve schemes to take over Margo's roles on both Broadway and in her private life. Who hasn't known (or perhaps been) an Eve Harrington character in their life at some point?

It's easy to see why this film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won 6 including Best Picture of the Year. A favorite quote from this movie is Bette Davis' line - "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." which you can view here.

2 comments:

Laura said...

I was so fascinated to note, the first time I saw this movie, that "aging" meant that Eve's character was 39!!!!

ROBERTA said...

LOL - so true! and not much has changed for women in the film industry.....i also read recently that this movie was anti-homosexual - i guess that went right over my head while watching it?