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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.
10th Nov '15 11:11:48 PM AdamC
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-->'''Eve:''' ''(opens door insistently)'' Get out!\\
'''Addison:''' You're too short for that gesture.


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* 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.]]
23rd Oct '15 8:29:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Addison. He's seen it all, so that when a young actress who's interested in Eve meets him, he knows that "Phoebe" isn't her real name and the cycle is about to begin again.
-->'''Phoebe:''' I call myself Phoebe.
-->'''Addison:''' And why not? Tell me, Phoebe, do you want someday to have an award like that of your own?
-->'''Phoebe:''' More than anything else in the world.
-->'''Addison:''' Then you must ask Miss Harrington how to get one. Miss Harrington knows all about it.
** Also Birdie. Played for laughs at first ("What a story! Everything but the bloodhounds snapping at her rear end!"), but she's the first one to suspect that [[spoiler:Eve's devotion to Margo]] might not be all it seems to be.
9th Aug '15 11:30:06 PM JB0187
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Birdie completely disappears without explanation halfway through the film

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Birdie completely disappears without explanation halfway through the filmfilm.
9th Aug '15 11:27:25 PM JB0187
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* Hair-Trigger Temper: Margo, in spades.

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* Hair-Trigger Temper: HairtriggerTemper: Margo, in spades.
9th Aug '15 11:26:34 PM JB0187
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* {{Hair-TriggerTemper}}: Margo, in spades.

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* {{Hair-TriggerTemper}}: Hair-Trigger Temper: Margo, in spades.
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