I am positively buzzing with scratch-your-eyes-out catty joy, as I have just finished watching All About Eve, arguably my favorite movie of all time. Well, "watching" is perhaps too passive a term. "Reciting along with" may be more appropriate. The dialogue is so wickedly.. well, wicked. It's not campy, really, but it never fails to brings out my inner drag queen (my drag queen/tranny fixation may be fodder for a future post).
I mean, really, the whole movie is just a smorgasbord of one zinger after another. Here are just a few that make me as deliriously happy as John Waters in a condemned trailer park:
Addison DeWitt: "You have a point. An idiotic one, but a point."
Also Addison DeWitt: "You're maudlin and full of self-pity. You're magnificent!"
Eve Harrington [throwing door open]: "Get out. "
Addison DeWitt: "You're too short for that gesture."
Miss Caswell (Marilyn Monroe in her first bit part): "You won't bore him, honey. You won't even get a chance to talk."
And of course, the classic, Margo Channing (Bette Davis): "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night."
For the record, I do a mean Bette Davis impression. I think it beats my lip-synch version of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", but not by much.
Have I mentioned that I'm a drag queen trapped in a woman's body? (Stay with me, I know it's confusing).Next up, Sunset Boulevard. Oh, snap!