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All About Eve is a perfect feminist film – how did the play get it so wrong?
Mankiewicz , and produced by Darryl F. It was based on the short story " The Wisdom of Eve " by Mary Orr , although screen credit was not given for it. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, an ambitious young fan who manoeuvres herself into Channing's life, ultimately threatening Channing's career and her personal relationships. Praised by critics at the time of its release, All About Eve received a record 14 Academy Award nominations [notes 1] and won six, including Best Picture. Widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time , All About Eve was one of the first 50 films selected for preservation in the United States Library of Congress ' National Film Registry , deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Margo Channing Bette Davis is one of the biggest stars on Broadway. But having just turned forty she is worried about what her advancing age will mean for her career.
Margo Channing, played by Davis, is among the most divine monsters in the history of cinema Photograph: 20th Century Fox. For my heart is here in the theatre. Such artistic hierarchies are common. Some remain in place. Some eventually get dismantled. In , when All About Eve was making its triumphant way across the world, Hollywood was just beginning to feel itself superior to television.
Joseph L. Even more impressive, the film is 65 years old yet remains caustically funny and eerily timeless. It seems ambition, jealousy, and vanity never go out of style in Hollywood. When Davis came aboard, the screenplay was tweaked a bit to reflect her abrasive public persona. Bette Davis and Anne Baxter were nominated for Best Actress, making them rivals with the Academy just as they were in the film. None of them won , but the movie did take home six trophies that night, including Best Picture. Big surprise, a story about backstabbing in Hollywood actually happened.
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