Monday, March 21, 2011
All About Eve
All About Eve is one of them. It' revolves around theater hopeful Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) and stage legend Margo Channing (Bette Davis). Eve first helps Margo, then seeks out to get Margo out of her spotlight.
This was my introduction to Davis and really, what better introduction to her than All About Eve? I love how she can be glamorous and bitchy at the same time. A lot of people say this has Davis' best work as an actress. For now, I agree with them.
My God, Baxter is so cold as Eve. I was grateful when De Witt slapped her. Hey, she was asking for it. But apart from the reveal of Eve's true nature, Baxter has us sympathizing for her during the first half.
What's left to say about a movie that has been talked about so much already? Well, not much, so I'll just go with the obvious. Every actor was right for their part, the screenplay (which rightfully earned its Oscar) is full of witty comments and snapping remarks, and the movie itself is very well done. Oh, and I just adore that final shot.
My Rating: *****