All About All About Eve: The Complete Behind-the-Scenes

All About All About Eve: The Complete Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made! To millions 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 about All About Eve Sam Staggs has written the definitive account of the making 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 blooded romance on set between 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 Eveis 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 Given enough time, scandalous gossip becomes serious history.This book still needs a littletime 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 Eve.It 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 th Given enough time, scandalous gossip becomes serious history.This book still needs a littletime 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 Eve.It 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 And it turns out the bitchiest cast member is Celeste Holm. This book was not quite what I expected Billing itself as The complete behind the scenes story of the bitchiest film ever made, I expected to learn about all the dirt the story of the real Eve, the affair between Bette Davis and Gary Merrill, the animosity between Davis and Celeste Holmes, the competition between Davis and Ann Baxter for the best leading actress Academy Award, the legendary difficulties of working with Marilyn Monroe even at that early stage, etc The author Sam Staggs do This book was not quite what I expected Billing itself as The complete behind the scenes story of the bitchiest film ever made, I expected to learn about all the dirt the story of the real Eve, the affair between Bette Davis and Gary Merrill, the animosity between Davis and Celeste Holmes, the competition between Davis and Ann Baxter for the best leading actress Academy Award, the legendary difficulties of working with Marilyn Monroe even at that early stage, etc The author Sam Staggs does touch on all of these things, but his coverage is brief and did not really addthan I already knew It turns out that the bitchiest film ever made was not all that bitchy behind the scenes The whole production went very smoothly, so if you are expecting lots of gossipy conflict, you might want to move on Staggs overview of the movie is complete, though, at times a bit too complete He takes the reader through the entire production of the movie, and at times going into too much detail about incidentals We really do not need a chapter on Tallulah Bankhead just because she was allegedly the inspiration for the voice and mannerisms for Davis depiction of Margo Channing And though Staggs is thorough, he finishes taking us through the movie production and reception with half the book still left I found the latter half uninteresting as it left the subject of the behind the scenes story of All About Eve and moved onto Staggs own psychosexual analysis of the story and the play adaptation Applause I think the book is at its best when delving into the true story of Eve There is even an original interview with her in the appendix and discussing the give and take between the director and the film censor board When the book is at it worst, it is because Staggs injects too much of himself into the writing He also has a habit of incorporating lines from the movie into his writing, which was cute as first but wore thin later on in the book as he stretched to make some of the quotations fit the scenarios Only a die hard devotee and seen it 20 ortimes viewer of the movie would get into this book, but there s such an abundance of newsworthy material about the whole production Highly entertaining. I m only about a quarter 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 butIjust can t I looove this movie, and so found the book completely enthralling Couldn t put it down I really enjoyed Staggs book on Imitation of Life, but he s outdone himself here And yes, Virginia, there was an Eve Harrington. This is an extremely detailed and thorough book about the classic film All About Eve The author s encyclopedic knowledge of the film and subsequent projects, such as the hit Broadway play Applause is astounding This is an entertaining and revealing read as well as a treasure for real fans of the film At times the book becomes very technical and it drags in places as a result of being so detailed The chapters on the filming of the movie are the juiciest and most fun to read Over all, it This is an extremely detailed and thorough book about the classic film All About Eve The author s encyclopedic knowledge of the film and subsequent projects, such as the hit Broadway play Applause is astounding This is an entertaining and revealing read as well as a treasure for real fans of the film At times the book becomes very technical and it drags in places as a result of being so detailed The chapters on the filming of the movie are the juiciest and most fun to read Over all, it s a very interesting and colorful book I recommend it to classic film fans and particularly fans of All About Eve I would give this a 3.5 As the title says this book is about the making of the movie All About Eve It is pretty detailed about the actors who were in it How the movie came about in the first place All the good things, and bumps that went along with the making of this well made movie It is probably not a big surprise that Bette Davis was both difficult and Good to get along with More snippets about the other actors Including Marilyn Monroe in one of her earliest roles Thelma Ritter who e I would give this a 3.5 As the title says this book is about the making of the movie All About Eve It is pretty detailed about the actors who were in it How the movie came about in the first place All the good things, and bumps that went along with the making of this well made movie It is probably not a big surprise that Bette Davis was both difficult and Good to get along with More snippets about the other actors Including Marilyn Monroe in one of her earliest roles Thelma Ritter who everyone liked George Sanders and his then wife, Zsa Zsa Gabor Celeste Holms instant dislike of Bette Davis The author writes about after All About Eve the success and Oscar nominations Years later when a stage musical production of All About Eve called Applause with Lauren Bacall This book could be interesting at times Can be a bit of a mud sling I felt It was longer than it should have been But kind of fun too to learn about the back stage filming of a movie I like


About the Author: Sam Staggs

Is a well known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the All About All About Eve: The Complete Behind the Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made! book, this is one of the most wanted Sam Staggs author readers around the world.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top