History Film / AllAboutEve

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}}''.
2nd Oct '16 3:40:58 AM leraluna
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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!



* BreakTheHaughty

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* BreakTheHaughty{{Bookends}}: All the drama started when a LoonyFan slips in Margo's life [[spoiler: and ends with a LoonyFan slipping in Eve's life]].
* BreakTheHaughty:
** Margo gets broken by Eve's increasing success and her friends seemingly turning on her, but fortunately for her an HeelRealization averts a tragic end.
** [[spoiler: Towards the end, Ece gets broken by Addison's HannibalLecture and realizes she has made a DealWithTheDevil by throwing herself at his hands.]]



* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: Bill implies this to Eve when [[spoiler:she tries to seduce him]]. The other reason, of course, is that he's already taken.

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* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: Bill implies this to Eve when [[spoiler:she tries to seduce him]]. The other reason, of course, is that he's already taken.taken and he's just disgusted with her true nature.


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* ServileSnarker: Birdie, Eve's housekeeper. There's little she doesn't snark at and [[spoiler: she's the first who realizes there's something off about Eve.]]


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* TheVamp: [[spoiler: Eve is revealed to be one. She's willing to seduce Bill or Lloyd to advance her career and Addison finds out she has done this before.]]
19th Aug '16 4:38:22 PM jamespolk
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** There are a few (very subtle) instances in the film where you can also argue that Eve shows some PsychoLesbian tendencies as well.

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** 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.
19th Aug '16 1:55:27 PM jamespolk
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* BringMyBrownPants: When Lloyd, while driving Eve and Karen to the train station, snaps that he doesn't want to have an accident on the icy road, Eve responds, "It doesn't matter to us if you have an accident. We (Karen and I) both have on long underwear." [[ActuallyPrettyFunny Lloyd can't help but laugh at this]].



* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]: Karen, or at least Margo seems to think so when Karen starts to laugh hysterically at the fact Margo has willingly given up the part Eve was going to blackmail Karen for.

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* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]: CantHoldHisLiquor: Karen, or at least Margo seems to think so when Karen starts to laugh hysterically at the fact Margo has willingly given up the part Eve was going to blackmail Karen for.
23rd Jul '16 10:54:34 PM LittleJon
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Addison has no issues with Eve doing everything possible to succeed. Unless those things include easily discovered lies, hurting those who loved and cared about you, and using pity for those who have died in the military.
20th Jan '16 10:45:39 AM lipranzer
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* BringMyBrownPants: When Lloyd, while driving Eve and Karen to the train station, snaps that he doesn't want to have an accident on the icy road, Eve responds, "It doesn't matter to us if you have an accident. We (Karen and I) both have on long underwear." [[ActuallyPrettyFunny Lloyd can't help but laugh at this]].
16th Jan '16 5:28:22 PM Mdumas43073
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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 Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 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.

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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 Joseph L. Mankiewicz.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.
16th Dec '15 8:30:50 AM mlsmithca
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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," Eve agreeing despite the fact the city rests on the coast. This comes up when Addison demolishes Eve's entire façade in the film, even 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," Eve agreeing despite the fact the city rests on the coast. desert." This comes up when Addison demolishes Eve's entire façade in the film, even noting that San Francisco has no Shubert Theater and "it was an easy lie, unworthy of you."



* TheStoic: Acerbic, icy, and unflappable, Addison is a Stoic to the very end, even when he would be entirely justified in showing some emotion. He feels passion only for the theatre, such as his joyful reverence for Margo Channing even when she is having a theatrical temper tantrum.
** In one scene, Eve is able to make him lose his temper, something no one else ever comes close to doing.

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* TheStoic: Acerbic, icy, and unflappable, Addison is a Stoic to the very end, even when he would be entirely justified in showing some emotion. He feels passion only for the theatre, such as his joyful reverence for Margo Channing even when she is having a theatrical temper tantrum.
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tantrum. In one scene, Eve is able to make him lose his temper, something no one else ever comes close to doing.
1st Dec '15 1:26:12 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," Eve agreeing despite the fact the city rests on the coast. This comes up when Addison demolishes Eve's entire façade in the film, even noting that San Francisco has no Shubert Theater and "it was an easy lie, unworthy of you."
27th Nov '15 5:42:17 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* EvilBrit: Addison

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* EvilBrit: AddisonAddison.
* EvilerThanThou: Addison shows Eve that in the end, he's bigger and badder than she could ever be, reducing her to a miserable, teary-eyed mess.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: A subtle example at the beginning; everybody applauds at the beginning when Eve is set to receive the Sarah Siddons award - everyone, that is, except Margo and Karen. Also, when Eve first meets Margo and Lloyd, she specifically mentions the play Lloyd is currently writing.. Finally, there's the scene later where Margo catches Eve taking a bow to an empty stage, holding the dress Margo just wore in the play.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: A subtle example at the beginning; everybody applauds at the beginning when Eve is set to receive the Sarah Siddons award - -- everyone, that is, except Margo and Karen. Also, when Eve first meets Margo and Lloyd, she specifically mentions the play Lloyd is currently writing..writing. Finally, there's the scene later where Margo catches Eve taking a bow to an empty stage, holding the dress Margo just wore in the play.



* HairtriggerTemper: Margo, in spades.

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* HairtriggerTemper: HairTriggerTemper: Margo, in spades.



* Out-Gambitted: [[spoiler: Eve's attempts to find fame for herself go quite far.... Except her wishes to marry Lloyd. Turns out making allies with Addison was a mistake.]]

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* Out-Gambitted: [[spoiler: OutGambitted: Eve's attempts to find fame for herself go quite far.... Except her wishes to marry Lloyd. Turns out making allies with Addison was a mistake.]]



* PsychoLesbian: Whatever her feelings for Margo (or Phoebe), it's about as clear as the Hays code 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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* PsychoLesbian: Whatever her feelings for Margo (or Phoebe), it's about as clear as the Hays code 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''.



* SmugSnake: Eve.

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* SmugSnake: Eve. When Addison decides to get tough with her, her confidence drops and she breaks like a twig.



* 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[=/=]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.



-->There is something you can do. Something most important.

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-->There -->'''Eve:''' There is something you can do. Something most important.
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