Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Letter and All About Eve

I'm just catching up here. Last week I watched both these movies with my mother. I had never seen The Letter before. It was so interesting and different than other old movies. It's about a woman who kills her lover and is being blackmailed by his wife. I just gave away the ending, but whatever.
I had seen All About Eve before, but liked it so much more this time. It struck me as more complex. Before I had been so alienated by Ann Baxter's phony performance. The other night I just looked past it and was drawn into the other relationships. The final turn, where the cold critic catches her and controls her felt particularly dark.

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