Saturday, April 9, 2011
1950 - All About Eve
Thanks to the miracle of movie streaming - we have a film today. Here's the summary, according to Netflix:
"Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's sharp script anchors this story about New York City theater life, with Bette Davis playing an aging Broadway diva who employs a starstruck fan (Anne Baxter) as her assistant, only to learn the woman is a conniving upstart. The now-classic All About Eve won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Mankiewicz), Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (George Sanders)."
In my neverending quest to keep things bright and fresh for you, my loyal reader, I present the following:
LIFE LESSONS FROM ALL ABOUT EVE
1. You don't have to be drop-dead gorgeous to be drop-dead sexy.
2. Theater people smoke, a lot, all the time.
3. If you are living in 1950 and are trying to look sexy while smoking, you french inhale.
4. If someone hangs out outside your workplace every day, wearing a trenchcoat and goofy hat, just waiting to see you go in and come out of the building - do not let that person live with you.
5. RE: #4 - in this day and age, you should probably just taze that person.
6. If you live in New York, smoke a lot and work in the theater, someone will always be after your job.
7. If you live in rural America and work in the insurance industry, nobody will ever be after your job.
8. In 2011, viewed through a Botox viewfinder, a 42-year old Bette Davis looks 63. Seriously.
9. If you look up 'cynicism' in the dictionary, you will see a picture of George Sanders. Your gaydar will also be going off like crazy.
Thus endeth the life lessons.
This film is a definite see.