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    Before you can ask yes I did buy this book because of the title Look guys you can't just show me a book with the byline the complete behind the scenes story of the bitchiest film ever made and not expect me to buy it immediately I know who I am And if that bitchiest film ever made can also be described as the best American film ever made FIG

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    This is an extremely detailed and thorough book about the classic film All About Eve The author's encyclopedic knowledge of the film and subseuent projects such as the hit Broadway play Applause is astounding This is an entertaining

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    And it turns out the bitchiest cast member is Celeste Holm

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    This book was not uite what I expected Billing itself as The complete behind the scenes story of the bitchiest film ever made I expe

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    Given enough time scandalous gossip becomes serious historyThis book still needs a little time before it can be history – right now it is still one fanboy’s attempt to stuff every juicy little tidbit of gossip he could dig up about the movie All About EveIt’s a funny read to learn how little acting was needed by the actors

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    I'm only about a uarter through this but I'm already giving it five stars I think when you shriek upon realizing your library carries a book you thought was out of print you're probably already a sucker for it All About Eve is my favorite movie and this book is written by a super fan too It's fairly well done though not all speculation and sugar I keep telling myself to hold off reading it until I'm on a beach in Hawaii in a couple weeks bu

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    Only a die hard devotee and seen it 20 or times viewer of the movie would get into this book but there's such an abundance of newsworthy material about the whole production Highly entertaining

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    I looove this movie and so found the book completely enthralling Couldn't put it down

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    I really enjoyed Staggs' book on Imitation of Life but he's outdone himself here And yes Virginia there was an

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    I wish I were as clever as Joe Mankiewicz's cinematic creation Addison DeWitt Then I could say something pithy about Sam Staggs' chronicle of the 1950 Mankiewicz film ALL ABOUT EVE entitled ALL ABOUT ALL ABOUT EVE Sadly all you have is meNo need to fasten your seatbelts this is merely a review of the tome which I hope you'll all look into after this is doneI picked up this book after watching the latest disc r

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Bette Davis and costar Gary Merrill from the jump start the movie gave Marilyn Monroe's career to the capstone it put on director Joseph L Mankeiwicz's All About All About Eve About All About Kindle #180 is not only full of rich detail about the movie the director and the stars but also about the audience who loved it when it came out and adore it to this day I really enjoyed Staggs book on Imitation of Life but he s outdone himself here And yes Virginia there was an Eve Harrington

READ & DOWNLOAD All About All About Eve The Complete Behind the Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made

All About All About Eve The Complete Behind the Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made

To millions All About PDFEPUB #196 of fans All About Eve represents all that's witty and wonderful in classic Hollywood movies Its old fashioned larger than life stars including Bette Davis Marilyn Monroe Anne Baxter George Sanders and Celeste Holm found their best roles in Eve and its sophisticated dialogue has entered the lexiconBut there's much to know abo Before you can ask yes I did buy this book because of the title Look guys you can t just show me a book with the byline the complete behind the scenes story of the bitchiest film ever made and not expect me to buy it immediately I know who I am And if that bitchiest film ever made can also be described as the best American film ever made FIGHT ME Citizen Kane and Kubrick fanboys so much the better On the Internet Movie Database website or IMDbcom there s a trivia feature for every movie and show included on the site where contributors post little facts about the work in uestion I find this feature addictive to the point where I have to consult the IMDb trivia page every time I finish a movie or TV show It s how I know that Sofia Copplola intentionally included a shot of modern Converse shoes in the shopping montage of Marie Antionette the argument between Jack and Rose on the deck of Titanic right before the spitting scene was entirely improvised and Clark Gable may have gotten the original director of Gone With the Wind fired because the director knew about Gable s past as a gay escort Random behind the scenes trivia is my crack and I love learning about all the hidden dramas and secrets that went into the making of a classic film And ladies and gentlemen All About Eve is a minefield of secret scandal I knew things were going to be good when Staggs describes attempting to contact Celeste Holm in one of the early chapters nearly everyone who had worked on the film was dead by then and she essentially responds Why the FUCK are you calling me As Bette Davis so memorably said fasten your seatbelts it s going to be a bumpy nightThe first half of the book where Staggs gives an in depth almost blow by blow description of the filming process of the movie is everything you want it to be and It s surprisingly light on inter cast conflict Bette Davis notoriously antagonistic to female costars got along with everyone except Celeste Holm who hated her although Davis may have made Marilyn Monroe cry after their scene together but filled to the brim with delicious gossip that adds to your appreciation of the movie For instance the first scenes filmed were the ones that take place in the physical theater when Eve becomes Margot s understudy Bette Davis showed up the first day with a raspy voice the result of her bursting a blood vessel in her throat after having a screaming fight with her ex husband She was terrified about the director s reaction to her losing her voice but Mankiewicz loved it and told Davis to keep the voice She maintains the low Tallulah like voice throughout the movie but it s most obviously strained in those scenes in the theaterBesides being a delightful behind the scenes look at the making of an iconic film the book also serves as a primer to the business of moviemaking in the early 1950s The politics of casting get explored in detail as well as the frankly absurd censor standards For each film reviewed by employees of the Production Code a detailed summation page was drawn up that functioned as a de facto moral index of the film s content In the case of All About Eve this summation page tallies much drinking It also lists happy ending in the sense that each achieved his or her goal and in response to the uestion Does picture end with promise of marriage or continued love the censors wrote Yes Even the post production stuff is interesting I finally know exactly what an art director does thanks to this bookWhere the book begins to skid however is after Staggs has exhausted his supply of information about Bette Davis and Co and starts getting into the influences the movie had on pop culture Too much time is spent discussing in boring and inconseuential detail the creation and run of a musical based on the movie called Applause which apparently won the Tony for Best Musical in 1970 so good for it I guess Staggs also spends a strangely large chunk of the book explaining the camp appeal of All About Eve and how it resonated with gay men and frankly considering we re discussing a movie where women take center stage and there was some lesbian subtext to the relationship between Eve and Margot subtext that Staggs himself discusses it seems pretty weird that we re talking about how gay men were affected by the movie without mentioning gay women Staggs also includes a transcript of himself I assume it s him there s a guy named Sam who asks all the leading uestions anyway and several friends discussing the movie and not one of the participants is female Staggs doesn t spend nearly enough time analyzing what this movie did for portrayals of women in film especially since he uotes Mankiewicz saying Male behavior is so elementarythat All About Adam could be done as a shortBottom line the first half is a scandalous fun romp through one of the best movies ever made like listening to your movie buff best friend monologue excitedly about his favorite movie over brunch The second half a dull slog that overstresses certain elements while completely ignoring others

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Ut All About Eve Sam Staggs has written the definitive account of the making All About ePUB #10003 of this fascinating movie and its enormous incluence on both film and popular culture Staggs reveals everything about the movie from the famous European actress Margo Channing was based on to the hot About All About Eve The PDF or blooded romance on set between Given enough time scandalous gossip becomes serious historyThis book still needs a little time before it can be history right now it is still one fanboy s attempt to stuff every juicy little tidbit of gossip he could dig up about the movie All About EveIt s a funny read to learn how little acting was needed by the actors as they played characters who loved and hated each other but my goodness Staggs can certainly go off on tangents He really wants to live up to the word all in the title and so we are treated to the life story of everyone involved from the headlining stars to the one scene extras A fun book of gossip that will someday be shelved in the history section