History Film / AllAboutEve

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.
25th Jan '17 3:18:28 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.

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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.
Recording. This is still the record, with only ''Film/{{Titantic}}'' and ''Film/LaLaLand'' equaling it.
22nd Jan '17 4:28:55 PM LarryMullen
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* FollowTheLeader: You can blame this film for an entire subgenre of films that includes ''Film/GirlInGoldBoots'' and ''Film/{{Showgirls}}''.
20th Jan '17 3:36:09 PM mlsmithca
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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 you can also argue that Eve shows some PsychoLesbian tendencies as well. The scene where Eve and her friend leave arm-in-arm, after the friend cons Lloyd into coming over, is one of these instances.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Eve knows exactly what she wants and will stop at nothing to get it.
** Lampshaded by Addison. "''You're an improbable person Eve and so am I, [[NotSoDifferent we have that in common]]. Also [[MisanthropeSupreme a contempt for humanity]], an inability to love or be loved, insatiable ambition and talent. We deserve each other.''"

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* AmbiguouslyGay: 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 you can also argue that Eve shows some PsychoLesbian tendencies as well.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.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Eve knows exactly what she wants and will stop at nothing to get it.
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it. Lampshaded by Addison. "''You're Addison.
-->"You're
an improbable person Eve and so am I, [[NotSoDifferent we have that in common]]. Also [[MisanthropeSupreme a contempt for humanity]], an inability to love or be loved, insatiable ambition and talent. We deserve each other.''""



-->'''Bill:''' : I love you. You're a beautiful and intelligent woman, a beautiful and intelligent woman and a great actress, a great actress at the peak of her career. You have every reason for happiness, every reason, but due to some strange, uncontrollable, unconscious drive you permit the slightest action of a kid, of a kid like Eve to turn you into a hysterical, screaming harpy! Now once and for all, stop it!

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-->'''Bill:''' : I love you. You're a beautiful and intelligent woman, a beautiful and intelligent woman and a great actress, a great actress at the peak of her career. You have every reason for happiness, every reason, but due to some strange, uncontrollable, unconscious drive you permit the slightest action of a kid, of a kid like Eve to turn you into a hysterical, screaming harpy! Now once and for all, stop it!



--> '''Margo''': A mass of music and fire? That's me.

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--> ** One from Margo, which she immediately subverts by reframing her "mass of music and fire" as "a kazoo and some sparklers."
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'''Margo''': A mass of music and fire? That's me.



--> '''Addison''': Take a good look at me Eve, it's about time you did. I am Addison [=DeWitt=] and I am nobody's fool, least of all yours.
** Margo immediately subverts hers, reframing her "mass of music and fire" as "a kazoo and some sparklers."

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--> ---> '''Addison''': Take a good look at me Eve, it's about time you did. I am Addison [=DeWitt=] and I am nobody's fool, least of all yours.
** Margo immediately subverts hers, reframing her "mass of music and fire" as "a kazoo and some sparklers."
yours.



* BerserkButton: Getting too friendly with Bill has this effect on Margo. [[HairTriggerTemper Among others.]]

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
**
Getting too friendly with Bill has this effect on Margo. [[HairTriggerTemper Among others.]]



* {{Blackmail}}: Addison does this to Eve late in the movie.
** Earlier, Eve does it to Karen when she threatens to tell Margo how Karen helped her unless Karen convinces Lloyd to cast her in his play.

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* {{Blackmail}}: Addison does this to {{Blackmail}}:
**
Eve late in the movie.
** Earlier, Eve does it to Karen when she
threatens to tell Margo how Karen helped her unless Karen convinces Lloyd to cast her in his play.play.
** Addison does this to Eve late in the movie; he threatens to go public with the sordid details of her past, thereby ruining her image and her career, unless she completely submits to him.



** [[spoiler: Towards the end, Ece gets broken by Addison's HannibalLecture and realizes she has made a DealWithTheDevil by throwing herself at his hands.]]

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** [[spoiler: Towards the end, Ece Eve gets broken by Addison's HannibalLecture and realizes she has made a DealWithTheDevil by throwing herself at his hands.]]



* DoubleEntendre: In the title, "Eve" can refer to the main character, or to women in general.

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* DoubleEntendre: DoubleEntendre:
**
In the title, "Eve" can refer to the main character, or to women in general.



* EvilBrit: Addison.

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* EvilBrit: Addison.Addison is completely merciless in his theatre reviews and in his personal life (the other characters remark that he doesn't get heartburn from being around Eve because he has no heart to burn), and is played by (Russian-born) English actor George Sanders using his natural accent.



* GreenEyedMonster: Margo.
-->'''Bill:''' You have every reason for happiness, but due to some strange, uncontrollable, unconscious drive you permit the slightest action of a kid like Eve to turn you into a hysterical, screaming harpy!

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* GreenEyedMonster: GreenEyedMonster:
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Margo.
-->'''Bill:''' --->'''Bill:''' You have every reason for happiness, but due to some strange, uncontrollable, unconscious drive you permit the slightest action of a kid like Eve to turn you into a hysterical, screaming harpy!



* InformedAbility: We see a sliver of the incredible performance Eve gives that's supposed to kick-start her acting career... but considering her character is performing ''fabulously'' throughout the film, we can assume she's great.

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* InformedAbility: InformedAbility:
**
We see a sliver of the incredible performance Eve gives that's supposed to kick-start her acting career... but considering her character is performing ''fabulously'' throughout the film, we can assume she's great.



* 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.
* LoveTriangle: Between Margo, Bill and Eve.

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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.
**
afterward. The ending shows that Eve may have gained a LoonyFan of her own.
* LoveTriangle: LoveTriangle:
**
Between Margo, Bill and Eve.



* [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare Shout-Out: To Shakespeare]]: ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', specifically.
** Margo also quotes from ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'' ("the evil that men do"), though she can't remember the whole quote.

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* [[ShoutOut/ToShakespeare Shout-Out: To Shakespeare]]: ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', specifically.
**
ShoutOut: Shakespeare is referenced frequently, especially ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.[[note]] Fittingly, the Welsh actress Sarah Siddons, the namesake of the award Eve is receiving in the film, was renowned for her interpretation of Lady Macbeth.[[/note]] Margo also quotes from ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'' ("the evil that men do"), though she can't remember the whole quote.



* TitleDrop: In Addison's opening monologue:
--> Eve... but more of Eve, later. All about Eve, in fact.

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* TitleDrop: TitleDrop:
**
In Addison's opening monologue:
--> ---> Eve... but more of Eve, later. All about Eve, in fact.



* VillainousBreakdown[=/=]VillainousBSOD: Eve, whilst Addison coldly and efficiently obliterates her entire facade in private. She still goes on to win the award we see her win at the start of the film and is clearly going to be successful, but she's a shadow of her former self.

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* VillainousBreakdown[=/=]VillainousBSOD: VillainousBreakdown: Eve, whilst Addison coldly and efficiently obliterates her entire facade in private. She still goes on to win the award we see her win at the start of the film and is clearly going to be successful, but she's a shadow of her former self.
5th Dec '16 12:21:57 PM Xtifr
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* FollowTheLeader: You can blame this film for an entire subgenre of films that includes ''Film/TheGirlInGoldBoots'' and ''Film/{{Showgirls}}''.

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* FollowTheLeader: You can blame this film for an entire subgenre of films that includes ''Film/TheGirlInGoldBoots'' ''Film/GirlInGoldBoots'' and ''Film/{{Showgirls}}''.
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