57/100 (Yine tiyatro özelliği gösterdiği için abartılan bir film. Yılına da kesinlikle saygım var ancak filmin dayandığı temel filan uyduruktan öte. 60 yıl önce bile olsa "Size hayranım" diyen birini nasıl odanıza kabul ediyorsunuz. Tamam kabul etseniz de ne bileyim. İmza verirsin, gönlünü alırsın. Biter ve gider. Bir konuşmasına bakıp bi anda sekreter mi yaparsınız ? Hem de böyle kıl kuyruk bir kadının yapması ? )
A NEAR FLAWLESS FILM!!!! the only aspect that feels dated to me is how they made it seem like women had to choose between marriage and a career, but i get it, it's the 50s ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ not to mention it's clearly out of character - look at margo channing and tell me that badass bitch couldn't handle being anything she wanted to be, all at the same time
3-4. I think it's something of a misstep when Margo eventually loses her active role in Eve's career ascendency, and Addison steps in to call Eve out. There are also some odd implications to the end of Margo's character are. But a good hunk of the film delivers some striking drama centered around the theater, theatrical obsolescence, and the pursuit of an audience's love. It's fun, and lightly metatextual.
From the casting, to the acting, to the script and the directing, All About Eve is one of those films where every single decision made, either regarding creation or execution, was flawless and perfectly adequate. Bette Davis delivers a tremendous and unavoidable presence, on (and even off) screen, but Anne Baxter, George Sanders and Celeste Holm are not much further behind. A masterpiece.
Its narrative techniques are clunky, it's unwieldy and repetitive, but damn if this thing doesn't crackle - alight whenever Davis is on screen, gripping whenever someone lashes with their tongue. Kind of an essential Hollywood bauble; self-critical, reflexive and meta, but languishing in its myths and dedication to the illusion.
Oeuvre essentielle dans la filmographie de Joseph L. Mankiewicz qui obtint une dizaine d'oscars dont ceux de la de la meilleure mise en scène et du meilleur scénario (pour ce film). Les compositions de Bette Davis et d'Anne Baxter restent inoubliables... www.cinefiches.com
This film is simply a classic, an absolutely indisputable classic! Wall to wall, it's packed with amazing writing, three-dimensional characters, and sensational performances. While certainly a witty and entertaining (if also sharply critical) backstage drama, it also manages to be a poignant story about coming to terms with one's age. It's great in every way that a film should be.
Bette Davis' fabulous theatre diva and Anne Baxter's greedy ingenue devour every line of this goddamned script for almost two-and-a-half hours of juicy intrigue and ambition. With wit and spunk, the film reflects on the themes of womanhood, ageing in Hollywood, fame and status. It's all about Eve... and Bette Davis' eyes while doing that resting bitch face!
A dazzling, multi-faceted and still absolutely razor sharp savaging of the acting fraternity and the trappings of fame that go along with it. Bette Davis verbally gunning down targets after an excess of imbibing is the most vicious massacre in movie history. Just absolutely wonderful.