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All About Eve [Blu-ray]

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  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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 protge, 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.

    Academy Awards Best Picture 1950
    Academy Awards Best Sound Recording 1950
    Cannes Jury Prize 1951
    Cannes Best Actress 1951 Bette Davis Oscar winning american actress, JEZEBEL, DANGEROUS
    Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor 1950 George Sanders Oscar-winning actor, ALL ABOUT EVE
    Academy Awards Best Director 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz American director
    Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz American director
    Academy Awards Best Costume Design 1950 Edith Head Oscar winning costume designer, THE STING
    Academy Awards Best Costume Design 1950 Charles LeMaire Costume Designer/Wardrobe Director, mid '30s-late '50s

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  • Credits
    Bette Davis, Ruth Elizabeth Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jean Mortenson, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates, Walter Hampden, Thelma Ritter, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Randy Stuart, Craig Hill, Eddie Fisher, Edwin Jack Fisher, Eugene Borden, Steven Geray
  • Critic Reviews
    "...One of Hollywood's ultimate valentines to the Great White Way --...a valentine laced with poison..." -- Rating: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Davis was a character, an icon with a grand style..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "[I]t's witty, literate, cruel, devastating."
    Uncut

    "It's hard to think of a more celebrated backstage drama in Hollywood history, and the script bristles with acerbic wit."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Line for quotable line, quite simply the best-written Hollywood movie ever..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "This acid-tongued grande dame of the theatah gave us our first glimpse of malignant narcissism and neediness run amok..."
    Premiere

    5 stars out of 5 -- "[R]ousing and endlessly amusing....Acutely relevant in these days of transient celebrity."
    Empire

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