All About Eve (2-DVD)

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All About Eve (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1950
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English, Spanish, French
    • Stereo - English

Disc 1: ALL ABOUT EVE - Theatrical Presentation

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Isolated Audio Track: Musical Score
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Celeste Holm - Star; Joseph L. Mankiewicz - Director; Ken Geist - Author/Film Biographer; Christopher Mankiewicz - Director's Son
      2. Sam Staggs - Author/Film Historian

Disc 2: ALL ABOUT EVE - Supplemental Material

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Behind the Scenes: "AMC Backstory: ALL ABOUT EVE"
    • Bonus Footage: "MovieTone News: 1951 Academy Awards Honor Best Film Achievements, 1951 Hollywood Attends Gala Premiere of "All About Eve," Holiday Magazine Awards, Look Magazine Awards"
    • Comparisons: Restoration Comparison
    • Featurette:
      1. "Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz"
      2. "The Secret of Sarah Siddons"
    • Documentary:
      1. "Joseph L. Mankiewicz: A Personal Journey"
      2. "The Real Eve"
    • Trailers:
      1. Bette Davis Promotion
      2. Ann Baxter Promotion
      3. Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos
    • Galleries:
      1. Theatrical Pressbook Gallery
      2. Advertising Gallery

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
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Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night."
  - Margo Channing (Bette Davis).
"That's all television is, dear--just auditions."
  - Addison DeWitt (George Sanders) to Miss Casswell (Marilyn Monroe)
"That I should want you at all suddenly strikes me as the height of improbability... you're an improbable person, Eve, but so am I. We have that in common. Also a contempt for humanity, an inability to love or be loved, insatiable ambition--and talent. We deserve each other."
  - DeWitt to Eve (Anne Baxter)
"The bed looks like a dead animal act."--Birdie (Thelma Ritter)

"What a story! Everything but the bloodhounds snappin' at her rear end!"
  - Birdie
"I have lived in the theater as a Trappist monk lives in his faith. In it I toil not, nor do I spin. I am a critic and a commentator. I am essential to the theater--as ants to a picnic, as the boll weevil to a cotton field."
  - DeWitt
"Everybody has a heart--except for some people."
  - Channing
"Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1950 - Best Costume Design: Charles LeMaire & Edith Head
Academy Awards 1950 - Best Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Academy Awards 1950 - Best Original Screenplay: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Academy Awards 1950 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1950 - Best Sound Recording
Academy Awards 1950 - Best Supporting Actor: George Sanders
Cannes 1951 - Best Actress: Bette Davis
Cannes 1951 - Jury Prize

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 05/12/1995
"...One of Hollywood's ultimate valentines to the Great White Way --...a valentine laced with poison..." -- Rating: A
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/19/2001
"...Davis was a character, an icon with a grand style..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/24/2003
"...Line for quotable line, quite simply the best-written Hollywood movie ever..."
Premiere - 04/01/2004
"This acid-tongued grande dame of the theatah gave us our first glimpse of malignant narcissism and neediness run amok..."
Uncut - 05/01/2005
"[I]t's witty, literate, cruel, devastating."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2006
"It's hard to think of a more celebrated backstage drama in Hollywood history, and the script bristles with acerbic wit."
Empire - 12/01/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "[R]ousing and endlessly amusing....Acutely relevant in these days of transient celebrity."

Product Description:

Given that she throws tantrums, gets intoxicated, and pushes people away when she needs them the most, it's a wonder New York theater star Margo Channing has any true friends. But when Eve Harrington, Margo's young and innocent-seeming protégée, schemes to gain both the affection of Margo's friends and a starring role originally written for Margo, the actress discovers just who is in her corner--and who is not. Released in 1950, ALL ABOUT EVE's power radiates undimmed through the years. The role of aging stage star Margo Channing is considered by many to be the best of Bette Davis's career, as Davis reveals and conceals Margo's vulnerabilities with a skill seldom seen onscreen. Anne Baxter is also marvelous as the subtle Eve, whose glowing enthusiasm masks a cold, calculated ambition. Both actresses garnered Best Actress Oscar nominations, and the film in its entirety took 14 nominations, winning seven of them, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. George Sanders was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his biting portrayal of potent, nasty theater critic Addison DeWitt. Consistently listed among the best films of all time, director-writer Joseph L. Mankiewicz's ALL ABOUT EVE shouldn't be missed; the acting, writing, and directing are unequivocally brilliant.

Plot Synopsis:

An unforgettable, acerbic look behind the scenes of New York theater, ALL ABOUT EVE depicts the glory days, even as it reveals its denizens' naked ambition as they stand always-in-the-ready to topple the current talent and step into the limelight. Bette Davis mesmerizes as Margo Channing, leading dame of the New York stage until she is pushed aside by a fresh-faced fan who becomes her understudy, the duplicitous Eve (Anne Baxter). Eve's humble background and eager innocence fools all while she subtly digs in her claws, tearing Margo from her friends and colleagues as she desperately grasps her chance for stardom. Wit and sarcasm, though touched with pathos, reign supreme as the determined diva and diva-in-training duke it out. George Sanders as the viperish theater columnist is oily perfection, winning an Oscar for his portrayal. The film won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and Best Director and Best Screenplay prizes for director-writer Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Both Davis and Baxter were nominated for Best Actress Oscars for their superb
performances.

Plot Keywords:

Character Study | Classic | Essential Cinema | Recommended | Rivalry | Stage Play | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • ALL ABOUT EVE is number 16 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies.
  • ALL ABOUT EVE was nominated for a record-setting 14 Academy Awards; it won seven.
  • ALL ABOUT EVE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1990.

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