History Film / AllAboutEve

19th Feb '18 1:03:59 PM MikeW
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* SpotTheImposter: A subtle but key example as Addison and Eve talk about her past with Eve saying she saw Margo perform at the Shubert in San Francisco which Addison describes as "an oasis in the California desert." This comes up when Addison demolishes Eve's entire façade in the film, noting that San Francisco has no Shubert Theater and "it was an easy lie, unworthy of you."

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* SpotTheImposter: A subtle but key example as Addison and Eve talk about her past with Eve saying she saw Margo perform at the Shubert in San Francisco which Addison describes as "an oasis in the California desert." This comes up when Addison demolishes Eve's entire façade in the film, noting that San Francisco (which anyone should know is by the ocean) has no Shubert Theater and "it was an easy lie, unworthy of you."
8th Jan '18 6:49:30 PM Malady
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''All About Eve'' is a 1950 Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox film, written and directed by Creator/JosephLMankiewicz. It recounts the tale of Margo Channing (Creator/BetteDavis), a seasoned veteran of the stage and the darling of Broadway, taking under her wing Eve Harrington, a young acolyte with nowhere else to go, whose motives are not what they seem. Other important characters include Addison [=DeWitt=], a jaded, cynical, and frighteningly influential drama critic; Bill Samson, Margo's director boyfriend; Lloyd Richards, Margo's playwright; and Karen, Lloyd's wife and Margo's [[TheConfidant closest friend and confidant]]. The costumes were by famed Hollywood designer Edith Head and the film score was by Music/AlfredNewman. MarilynMonroe also appears in a small role.

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''All About Eve'' is a 1950 Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox film, written and directed by Creator/JosephLMankiewicz. It recounts the tale of Margo Channing (Creator/BetteDavis), a seasoned veteran of the stage and the darling of Broadway, taking under her wing Eve Harrington, a young acolyte with nowhere else to go, whose motives are not what they seem. Other important characters include Addison [=DeWitt=], a jaded, cynical, and frighteningly influential drama critic; Bill Samson, Margo's director boyfriend; Lloyd Richards, Margo's playwright; and Karen, Lloyd's wife and Margo's [[TheConfidant closest friend and confidant]]. The costumes were by famed Hollywood designer Edith Head and the film score was by Music/AlfredNewman. MarilynMonroe Creator/MarilynMonroe also appears in a small role.
26th Oct '17 9:20:03 AM WillBGood
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** Towards the end, Eve gets broken by Addison's HannibalLecture and realizes she has made a DealWithTheDevil by throwing herself at his hands.

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** Towards the end, Eve gets broken by Addison's HannibalLecture and realizes BreakingSpeech to Eve makes her realize she has made a DealWithTheDevil by throwing herself at his hands.
19th Jul '17 3:08:45 AM ClintEastwood
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Bette Davis's voice is so raspy in this film because her marriage was breaking up and she was screaming at her husband all the time.
20th Apr '17 2:26:50 PM Dav1994
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* AntiVillain: Addison DeWitt may be more powerful than Eve but he has [[EvenEvilHasStandards more standards]] than she has.

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* AntiVillain: Addison DeWitt may be more powerful than Eve but he has [[EvenEvilHasStandards more standards]] than she has.
20th Apr '17 2:23:58 PM Dav1994
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* AntiVillain: Addison DeWitt may be more powerful than Eve but he has [[EvenEvilHasStandards more standards]] than she has.
2nd Mar '17 1:18:35 AM EdwardDavies
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** Although, considering how [[EvenEvilHasStandards he detests easily discovered lies, hurting those who loved and cared about you, and using pity for those who have died in the military,]] there's at least [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold some redeeming qualities.]]
25th Feb '17 4:35:01 PM JamesAustin
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Featuring what is perhaps Creator/BetteDavis's most memorable performance, ''All About Eve'' is a 1950 TwentiethCenturyFox film, written and directed by Creator/JosephLMankiewicz. It recounts the tale of Margo Channing, a seasoned veteran of the stage and the darling of Broadway, taking under her wing Eve Harrington, a young acolyte with nowhere else to go, whose motives are not what they seem. Other important characters include Addison [=DeWitt=], a jaded, cynical, and frighteningly influential drama critic; Bill Samson, Margo's director boyfriend; Lloyd Richards, Margo's playwright; and Karen, Lloyd's wife and Margo's [[TheConfidant closest friend and confidant]]. The costumes were by famed Hollywood designer Edith Head and the film score was by Music/AlfredNewman. MarilynMonroe also appears in a small role.

''All About Eve'' was nominated for fourteen UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s (including a whopping four nominations just for the actresses) and won six, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (for Creator/GeorgeSanders as Addison [=DeWitt=]), Best Costume Design for a Black-and-White film (Edith Head and Charles Le Maire), Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Sound Recording. This is still the record, with only ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' and ''Film/LaLaLand'' equaling it.

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Featuring what is perhaps Creator/BetteDavis's most memorable performance, ''All About Eve'' is a 1950 TwentiethCenturyFox Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox film, written and directed by Creator/JosephLMankiewicz. It recounts the tale of Margo Channing, Channing (Creator/BetteDavis), a seasoned veteran of the stage and the darling of Broadway, taking under her wing Eve Harrington, a young acolyte with nowhere else to go, whose motives are not what they seem. Other important characters include Addison [=DeWitt=], a jaded, cynical, and frighteningly influential drama critic; Bill Samson, Margo's director boyfriend; Lloyd Richards, Margo's playwright; and Karen, Lloyd's wife and Margo's [[TheConfidant closest friend and confidant]]. The costumes were by famed Hollywood designer Edith Head and the film score was by Music/AlfredNewman. MarilynMonroe also appears in a small role.

''All About Eve'' was nominated for fourteen UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s (including a whopping four nominations just for the actresses) and won six, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (for Creator/GeorgeSanders as Addison [=DeWitt=]), Best Costume Design for a Black-and-White film (Edith Head and Charles Le Maire), Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Sound Recording. This is still the record, with only ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' ''Film/Titanic1997'' and ''Film/LaLaLand'' equaling it.
21st Feb '17 9:00:32 AM fearlessnikki
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* AmbiguouslyGay:
** At least to modern viewers, Addison comes off as more than a little {{camp|Gay}}, which is odd considering he blackmails Eve into having sex with with him.
** There are a few (very subtle) instances in the film where Eve shows some PsychoLesbian tendencies. The scene where Eve and her friend leave arm-in-arm, after the friend cons Lloyd into coming over, is one of these instances.

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* AmbiguouslyGay:
** At least
AmbiguouslyGay: Modern viewers like to modern viewers, imagine Addison comes off and Eve as more than homosexuals, Addison from his posh way of speaking and Eve from her obsession with Margo. Regardless [[spoiler: it's revealed that Eve was run out of town for having an affair with a little {{camp|Gay}}, which is odd considering he married man, and Addison blackmails Eve her into having sex with with him.
** There are a few (very subtle) instances
marrying him]] so this one is up in the film where Eve shows some PsychoLesbian tendencies. The scene where Eve and her friend leave arm-in-arm, after the friend cons Lloyd into coming over, is one of these instances.air.



* CastingCouch: A variation. It's hinted that Miss Caswell got her audition via Addison being persuaded to pull some strings.



* FunnyForeigner: Max Fabian.
* GeniusDitz: Loyd Richards and Bill Sampson.
* GentlemanSnarker: Addison.
* GratuitousFrench: Used by a few characters.

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* %%* FunnyForeigner: Max Fabian.
* %%* GeniusDitz: Loyd Richards and Bill Sampson.
* %%* GentlemanSnarker: Addison.
* %%* GratuitousFrench: Used by a few characters.



* HairTriggerTemper: Margo, in spades.
* HeelRealization: Margo has one partway through the film.

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* HairTriggerTemper: Margo, in spades.
spades. Lampshaded by Bill when he finally gets fed up of "these paranoiac outbursts".
* HeelRealization: Margo has one partway through the film. Right before Eve makes her villainy known.



* InfoDump: The opening narration of the film.

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* InfoDump: The opening narration of the film.film, where Addison explains who each of the primary characters are and what their situation is.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Bill.



* LadyDrunk: Margo.
* LargeHam: Margo and Addison.

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* LadyDrunk: Margo.
Margo in the movie's famous quote, detailed above.
* LargeHam: Margo and Addison.is quite dramatic, which makes sense if she's a theatre actress.



* LoonyFan: Margo is the only source of happiness in Eve's life from before the two even meet in person, and the focus of her activities for a long time afterward. The ending shows that Eve may have gained a LoonyFan of her own.

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* LoonyFan: Margo is the only source of happiness in Eve's life from before the two even meet in person, and the focus of her activities for a long time afterward.afterwards. The ending shows that Eve may have gained a LoonyFan of her own.



* NaiveNewcomer: Eve, when she first meets Margo.
* {{Narcissist}}: Addison.

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* NaiveNewcomer: Eve, when she first meets Margo.
*
Margo. Or rather this is what she ''pretends'' to be.
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{{Narcissist}}: Addison.



* PrettyInMink: Particularly when some of the ladies comment enviously on a sable coat.
** Marilyn Monroe wearing an ermine coat.

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* PrettyInMink: Particularly when some PrettyInMink:
** At Margo's party, quite a few
of the ladies comment enviously on guests go gaga over a sable coat.
** Marilyn Monroe Miss Caswell arrives at the party wearing an ermine coat.



* ProperlyParanoid: Margo
* PsychoLesbian: Whatever her feelings for Margo (or Phoebe), it's about as clear as UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode would allow that Eve leans toward women, one scene even closing with her and a female cohort ''retiring arm in arm to their boudoir''.

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* ProperlyParanoid: Margo
* PsychoLesbian: Whatever her feelings for
Margo (or Phoebe), it's about as clear as UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode would allow that Eve leans toward women, one scene even closing with who cops onto Eve's ruse early on, whereas her and a female cohort ''retiring arm in arm to their boudoir''.friends don't see it.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Given to both Margo and Eve.
* RichBitch: Margo.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Given to both Eve gets one from Addison, as detailed in EvilerThanThou above. Earlier on, Margo and Eve.
gets one from Bill.
* RichBitch: Margo.Margo is a successful actress and not too nice to those around her. She does suffer BreakTheHaughty and has TookALevelInKindness towards the end.



* TheSociopath: You could make a definite case for Addison and Eve.

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* TheSociopath: You could make a definite case for Addison and Eve. The latter manipulates and controls everyone around her, while the former is a master at blackmail.



* WorldOfSnark

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* WorldOfSnarkWorldOfSnark: Margo, Addison, Bill, Lloyd and sometimes Karen snark their way through life in the film.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Margo gets very annoyed when Bill keeps using the word 'paranoiac' to describe her behaviour.
25th Jan '17 3:18:39 PM Pren
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''All About Eve'' was nominated for fourteen UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s (including a whopping four nominations just for the actresses) and won six, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (for Creator/GeorgeSanders as Addison [=DeWitt=]), Best Costume Design for a Black-and-White film (Edith Head and Charles Le Maire), Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Sound Recording. This is still the record, with only ''Film/{{Titantic}}'' and ''Film/LaLaLand'' equaling it.

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''All About Eve'' was nominated for fourteen UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s (including a whopping four nominations just for the actresses) and won six, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (for Creator/GeorgeSanders as Addison [=DeWitt=]), Best Costume Design for a Black-and-White film (Edith Head and Charles Le Maire), Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Sound Recording. This is still the record, with only ''Film/{{Titantic}}'' ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' and ''Film/LaLaLand'' equaling it.
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