Friday, May 30, 2014

All About Eve

I get on these kicks sometimes where I just need to watch old movies.  I am so fascinated by them.  In the past week I watched Anatomy of a Murder which is a classic I have seen before.  A new one for me was All About Eve.  This movie was fantastic.  Bette Davis plays an aging Broadway star preyed upon by manipulative young usurper.  The character of Eve, the usurper, is such a classic archetype that I've encountered all too often in real life.  Just like The Apartment, this movie gave me a glimpse of "Old New York" from the theatre district to the 21 Club.  I live for those windows into what I long to have seen for myself.   This is also a great movie if you want to see female characters with some depth.

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