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All About Eve

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing. The cunning Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critics see through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.
Statement of Responsibility: Twentieth Century-Fox ; produced by Darryl F. Zanuck ; written for the screen and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Title: All about Eve
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2008
Edition: 2-disc special ed
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (138 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the short story: Wisdom of Eve / by Mary Orr
Originally produced as motion picture in 1950
Special features: The read Eve featurette; the secret of Sarah Siddons featurette; AMC backstory: All about Eve; Fox Movietonews: Academy Awards honor best film achievements, Hollywood attends gala premiere of "All about Eve"; Holiday Magazine awards; Look Magazine awards; restoration comparison; original theatrical trailer and more
Contents: Disc one: Feature film
Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by Celeste Holm, Christopher Mankiewicz and Joseph Mankiewicz biographer Ken Geist ; optional audio feature commentary by author Sam Staggs ; Optional isolated score track ; Disc two: Special features: Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (ca. 26 min.)
Joseph L. Mankiewicz: A personal journey (ca. 26 min.)
The real Eve (ca. 18 min.)
The secret of Sarah Siddons (ca. 7 min.)
AMC Backstory: All about Eve (ca. 24 min.)
Vintage Bette Davis promotion
Vintage Anne Baxter promotion
Fox Movietonews
Restoration comparison
original theatrical trailer
Interactive pressbook gallery
poster gallery
stills gallery
Credits: Director of photography, Milton Krasner ; editor, Barbara McLean ; music, Alfred Newman.
Performers: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates, Walter Hampden.
Summary: From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing. The cunning Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critics see through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.
Audience: Canadian rating PG
System Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo & mono
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo & mono
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo & mono
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo & mono
Other Language: Sound tracks in English (mono. or stereo.), Spanish, and French (mono.); with optional English or Spanish subtitles ; Closed-captioned
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards: Best picture, Best director, Best writing (Screenplay), Best supporting actor (Sanders), Best sound recording, Best costume design
Named to the National Film Registry in 1990 by the Library of Congress
Academy Awards: Best picture, Best director, Best writing (Screenplay), Best supporting actor (Sanders), Best sound recording, Best costume design
Named to the National Film Registry in 1990 by the Library of Congress
Academy Awards: Best picture, Best director, Best writing (Screenplay), Best supporting actor (Sanders), Best sound recording, Best costume design
Named to the National Film Registry in 1990 by the Library of Congress
Academy Awards: Best picture, Best director, Best writing (Screenplay), Best supporting actor (Sanders), Best sound recording, Best costume design
Subject Headings: Actresses Drama Actresses United States Drama Theater United States Drama Orr, Mary Film adaptations Actrices Estados Unidos Teatro. bidex Teatro Estados Unidos Teatro. bidex
Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Actresses
Actresses
Theater
Actrices
Teatro
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE A
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Feb 10, 2014
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“All About Eve” could also have been entitled “How to get to the Pinnacle in the Acting Profession,” as Anne Baxter plays an admirer of a great actress played by Bette Davis. As the movie progresses we find out Baxter’s Eve has more than admiration as her goal. This film’s director and screenwriter, Joseph Mankiewicz, won best director and best adapted screen play Oscars. This was the second straight year for Mankiewicz to win these awards, the only time for a director/screenwriter to win these two awards for two different films. In all, this film won six Oscars, including best film. It is a film about ruthless ambition and doing whatever it takes to get to the top. In this film, the person at the top, still has someone else pulling the strings.

Sep 21, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ms Bette Davis doing what she does best. Brilliant acting. Great movie.

Mar 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is arguably writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz' best film. And to reiterate another's sentiments: Bette Davis and Thelma Ritter were superb. George Sanders, as well. Great movie. FIVE STARS.

A wonderful film that has a straight-forward plot. What makes it so good is the sharp, acerbic dilalogue from George Sanders, who deservedly won an Oscar for his role, and that from Bette Davis and Thelma Ritter, who should have won Oscars.

Nov 13, 2012
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Bette Davis....on Blu-Ray. Recommend!

Aug 04, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This brilliantly cynical, behind-the-scenes tale about ambition and betrayal, set in and around the New York City theater scene, is a highly-sophisticated and surprisingly up-to-date story that is, without a doubt, backstage back-stabbing and bitchy face-clawing finely tuned to the peak of perfection.... All About Eve (from 1950), which won an Oscar for "Best Picture", contains plenty of wonderful dialogue and absolute first-rate performances from a stellar cast.

Feb 15, 2012
  • owllover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie!

Oct 08, 2011
  • kwarah rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The good old days of genuine creativity, art, theater, cinema & beautiful ordinary people with beautifully inspiring stories, with no shadow of technical effects.

JUST ORDINARY PEOPLE WITH EXTRAORDINARY STORIES.

Feb 05, 2011
  • blessedOne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great film. Inspired an episode of the Simpsons, too.

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Mar 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Birdie (of all the fur coats): "The bed looks like a dead animal act."

Mar 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lloyd Richards: "There are very few moments in life as good as this. Let's remember it. To each of us and all of us, never have we been more close, may we never be farther apart."

Mar 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lloyd Richards: "There comes a time that a piano realizes that it has not written the concerto!" Margo Channing: "And you, I take it, are the Paderewski who plays his concerto on me, the piano?"

Mar 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Margo Channing: "I detest cheap sentiment!"

Mar 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Addison DeWitt: "I think the time has come for you to shed some of your humility. It is just as false not to blow your horn at all as it is to blow it too loudly." Eve Harrington: "I don't think I've done anything to sound off about." Addison DeWitt: "We all come into this world with our little egos equipped with individual horns. Now, if we don't blow them, who else will?"

Mar 19, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Addison DeWitt: "What do you take me for?" Eve Harrington: "I don't know that I'd take you for anything." Addison DeWitt: "Is it possible, even conceivable, that you've confused me with that gang of backward children you play tricks on; that you have the same contempt for me as you have for them?" Eve Harrington: "I'm sure you mean something by that, Addison, but I don't know what." Addison DeWitt: "Look closely, Eve. It's time you did. I am Addison DeWitt. I am nobody's fool, least of all yours."

Aug 04, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night."

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