I just finished watching All About Eve, which I TiVOed recently. I have heard so much about this movie and so I decided to just watch it already, even though usually old movies are not my thing.
Let me just say - this was a really really good movie.
It always surprises me how much I enjoy character-driven movies, movies that about about people and what happens to them, not about events and what people do to react to it. Character-driven pieces are really nearly extinct today, ones that really captivate you on account of the *people*, not on account of the "omg what's gonna happen next????"
I can't explain what it was about this movie, but the acting was really just...I just kept watching it. At one point Mr. PhizzleDizzle turned on some music in another room and it drove me crazy! Most movies I watch these days, I can half pay attention, have my laptop on my lap surfing the internet, and maybe even have music in the other room and I still can follow along.
Not so with All About Eve. I wanted to hear every word. It was black and white, without an excessively imposing score, so it was really all about the acting and the words.
Really, I recommend it. Check it out, if you've never seen it. Really captivating.
1 year ago