Τρίτη, 22 Ιουλίου 2008

All About Eve (1950)

Written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Θανατηφόρες ατάκες της αξεπέραστης Bette Davis στο ρόλο της ως Margo Channing σε μια από τις καλύτερες ταινίες όλων των εποχών

  • Bill's thirty-two. He looks thirty-two. He looked it five years ago, he'll look it twenty years from now. I hate men.
  • Funny business, a woman's career -- the things you drop on your way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you'll need them again when you get back to being a woman. That's one career all females have in common, whether we like it or not: being a woman. Sooner or later, we've got to work at it, no matter how many other careers we've had or wanted. And in the last analysis, nothing's any good unless you can look up just before dinner or turn around in bed, and there he is. Without that, you're not a woman. You're something with a French provincial office or a book full of clippings, but you're not a woman. Slow curtain, the end.

  • Lloyd, honey, be a playwright with guts. Write me one about a nice normal woman who just shoots her husband.

  • Birdie: There's a message from the bartender. Does Miss Channing know she ordered domestic gin by mistake?
    Margo: The only thing I ordered by mistake is the guests. They're domestic, too, and they don't care what they drink as long as it burns!

  • Peace and quiet is for libraries!