Aka: Best Performance
Eve is waiting backstage to meet her "idol" aging Broadway Star, Margo Channing. It all seems innocent enough as Eve explains that she has seen Margo in EVERY performance of the current play she is in. Only Playright critic DeWitt sees through Eve's evil plan, which is to take her parts and fiance. When the fiance shows no interest, she tries for Celeste Holmes husband and playwright. But, DeWitt (George Brandt) stops her. After she accepts her award, she decides to skip the after-party and goes to her room, where we find a young woman named Phoebe, who snuck into her room and fell asleep. This is where the "Circ...
le of Life" now comes to fruition as Eve is going to get played the way she did Margo.
All About Eve can be described as cynical, clever, and witty. The plot revolves around aging, showbiz, and ambition. Its comic aspect comes from irreverent humor. All About Eve's main genres are drama and comedy. In terms of style, it has a Hollywood tone, is talky, and stars a strong female character. In approach, it is realistic. All About Eve is slow paced. It is set, at least in part, in an urban environment. It is located in New York. All About Eve takes place in the 1950s. Visually, it is black and white. It is inspired by an article, derived from a short story, and originally a true story. All About Eve ha...
s received attention for being a classic, an Oscar winner, and critically acclaimed.
Based on the story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr, All About Eve is an elegantly bitchy backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing (Bette Davis), weaving a melancholy life story to Margo and her friends. Taking pity on the girl, Margo takes Eve as her personal assistant. Before long, it becomes apparent that naÃ¯ve Eve is a Machiavellian conniver who cold-bloodedly uses Margo, her director Bill Sampson (Gary Merill), Lloyd's wife Karen (Celeste Holm), and waspish critic Addison De Witt ...
(George Sanders) to rise to the top of the theatrical heap. Also appearing in All About Eve is Marilyn Monroe, introduced by Addison De Witt as "a graduate of the Copacabana school of dramatic art." This is but one of the hundreds of unforgettable lines penned by writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the most famous of which is Margo Channing's lip-sneering admonition, "Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night." All About Eve received 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
De ouder wordende Broadway-legende Margo Channing heeft alles; een succesvolle carrière, goede vrienden en een liefhebbende echtgenoot. Ze heeft ook een fan, genaamd Eve Harrington, die zich een weg weet te banen tot in het leven van Margo, om haar te kunnen bestuderen. Eve's bedoelingen worden al snel duidelijk, de criticus Addison DeWitt is de eerste die haar door begint te krijgen. Hij besluit de mentor van Eve te worden, en ze weet zich op te werken tot een grote ster.