All About Eve is One of the Best ‘Best Picture’ Winners

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It’s interesting how your own perspective on an introductory scene for one character changes completely as you are being told a whole other story about how they got to that very point in their lives. But that’s the very least of what makes Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s All About Eve work so perfectly as it does, for it all starts with the title, giving you an idea of where the film’s narrative draws a sense of motivation. Then one can already go on about how this film is visually set up, because what comes forth is something so stunning – you already feel the cynicism of such a picture running down your skin. Even with the film’s decades old setting, so much about All About Eve still rings as being relevant in today’s world, because the film has aged like fine wine – whether it be in its cynicism towards the concept of self-image upon building yourself up as a celebrity.

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