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All About Eve (1950)

NOTE: Both commentaries are only available on the Fox Studio Classics edition. Nike Air Max %% Chaussure Nike

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Actor Celeste Holm, director's son Christopher Mankiewicz and Kenneth Geist, author of "Pictures Will Talk: The Life and Films of Joseph L. Mankewicz" Rating:7.0/10 (9 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by musíl65 on January 23rd, 2012:Find all reviews by musíl65
Holm don’t say much but her points are interesting. It’s nice to have her on the track because she is in this great movie. Geist talks about Mankiewicz’s style and his life. He dislikes the guy and his gossip for the other commentary.

Christopher Mankiewicz dominats the track. He has a lot to say about his father’s career and his life as a family man. These parts are very honest and interesting. There are a lot of connections between the family llife and the movie. The alcoholism of Mankiewicz’s wife and brother (he has co-written the script of Citizen Kane) are also discussed. A funny point is that Mankiewicz never worked in a theatre or wrote a play.

They all agree that this movie is his best film.

The commentary is good but don’t expect too much information about the movie itself. It’s more about Mankiewicz’s life and films in general. 8 out of 10.
Reviewed by ipatrick on September 9th, 2016:Find all reviews by ipatrick
I don't know what I expected from these tracks but this was not it. With these three there is substantial dead air, Mankiewicz dominates narrating some harsh albeit honest stories about his father. the other two contribute little to nothing but altogether is bland and rather pointless.
Reviewed by grimjack on July 6th, 2023:Find all reviews by grimjack
Surprisingly thin commentary considering who they have on it. It feels like they werent recorded watching the film, but taken from interviews and pasted over the moments that fit the best. The actress only talks for about ten minutes, and the other two for about 30 min each. They say some interesting things about the psychology of the film, but I would almost rather have heard their interview than watching the film to hear bits of the opinions scattered in with lots of dead air in between.
Commentary 2: Sam Staggs, author of "All About 'All About Eve': The Complete Behind-The-Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made" Rating:7.8/10 (8 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by ontheroof on June 10th, 2008:Find all reviews by ontheroof
I liked this commentary, but later discovered that the validity of many of Staggs anecdotes (and of his book) is questionable.
Reviewed by ipatrick on September 9th, 2016:Find all reviews by ipatrick
Page 6 type commentary with little interest to the movie itself beyond the anecdotical. The whole commentary with additional bits from the other track has been bastardized on the IMDB Trivia section so go read that instead.
Reviewed by grimjack on July 6th, 2023:Find all reviews by grimjack
Unusual that this commentary is better than the first. This is a more traditional commentary, like the ones you hear from film historians, as he wrote a book on the film. He points out various bits of trivia, back stories, underlying themes not easily noticed, ways they skirted around the morality rules of the time, and stuff like that.

Its missing the psychological insights from the first commentary, but otherwise this is the one to listen to first.