It's been called "the bitchiest film ever made," and though this may not sound like high praise, much of the allure of All About Eve—the 1950 film starring Bette Davis as a soon-to-be-washed up stage starlet—is found precisely in the catty, drama queen smackdowns that pepper the impeccably written script. This is the film that temporarily rejuvenated Davis' career, immortalizing her as a camp icon, a cigarette in one hand, a martini in the other, pausing only long enough between drags and sips to dole out savagely witty remarks. And yet there's more to the movie than just quickfire snark. This is a story of "insatiable ambition and talent," one that explores obsession, manipulation, and the pressure put on women to be forever young and beautiful. It netted fourteen Academy Award nominations—besting Gone With the Wind's thirteen nods and matched only later by James Cameron's Titanic, in 1997—and eventually won six, including Best Picture.
Collection includes: All About Eve (1988); Scarlet And Other Stories (1989); Touched By Jesus (1991); Ultraviolet (1992); Winter Words - Hits And Rareties (1992); Keepsakes - A Collection (2006).
The score to this beautiful movie (released as All About My Mother in the U.S.) was composed by Alberto Iglesias and recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic under the production of Lucio Godoy. The haunting music leads the perfect mood to the film, which received critical acclaim at the Cannes Film festival and elsewhere.
A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his 17th birthday as he runs to seek an actress's autograph. She goes to Barcelona to find the lad's father, a transvestite named Lola who does not know he has a child. First she finds her friend, Agrado, a wild yet caring transvestite; through him she meets Rosa, a young nun bound for El Salvador, but instead finds out she is pregnant by Lola.