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  1. sycasey 2.0

    All About Eve

    I can only say that this wasn't something that I came up with myself, rather my wife loudly commented during the scene, "Because a woman has to get married, right?" So I don't think you're wildly out of bounds in bringing it up. But yes, the movie brings more complexity to the characters and their relationships, so I agree with the argument that it's not as cut-and-dried as that. I'll stand my my suggestion that the scene would be re-worked a bit in a modern context though. Not a lot, just a little bit.
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    All About Eve

    I mean, you'd have to smooth it out better than I did. I just think that in a modern movie this would likely be addressed more head-on, while in a movie from 1950 there's no assumption that the audience would question Margo's desire to "settle down" with marriage.
  3. sycasey 2.0

    All About Eve

    Yeah, there's certainly more complexity to the writing here, so I also wouldn't say it's JUST about "being a woman" meaning "getting married." That said, if this move were made today you'd probably have to add some lines for Margo or someone else to clarify that getting married and scaling back her career is her choice, etc.
  4. sycasey 2.0

    Episode 194.5 - Minisode 194.5

    Maybe that was meant to be a comment on the movie itself?
  5. sycasey 2.0

    All About Eve

    Yeah, I had this discussion with my wife. It's hard to detach the movie making a "statement" about women's roles in society from how much it's simply reflecting society's attitude towards women at the time. Not sure we can expect a movie from 1950 to account for the same progressive feminist ideas we have today.
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    Episode 163 - Zodiac vs. Shaun of the Dead vs. Magnolia

    So Amy announced that Shaun of the Dead won this poll, but I wonder when she did the cutoff? Because it seems like Zodiac has taken a pretty clear lead after the first week.
  7. sycasey 2.0

    All About Eve

    Not as such, but as previously mentioned there are other academic groups that do regular polls on this kind of thing. Sight & Sound (which is run by the British Film Institute) would have the most famous one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sight_%26_Sound_Top_50_Greatest_Films_of_All_Time If you're feeling particularly ambitious, there's also one from They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? http://www.theyshootpictures.com/gf1000.htm
  8. sycasey 2.0

    All About Eve

    Yeah, most of this discussion is perfectly polite (at least on the Facebook group, which got a shout-out on this latest episode), but you know, it only takes a few yahoos to message Paul and complain that the AFI list doesn't have any foreign films.
  9. sycasey 2.0

    All About Eve

    I dunno, I think that was intentional. They want you to focus on Addison and have Eve hidden during that bit (so you don't immediately know how she's taking it). Most of the blocking and camera placement seems pretty intentional and considered here to me. I can see an argument that it occasionally feels stagy, but IMO it's the good kind of staginess (where the placement of people within the frame is supposed to communicate meaning), sort of like Citizen Kane.
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    All About Eve

    I think they're getting this because some of the discussion (in Facebook/Twitter) is about what SHOULD be on the AFI list, and people keep bringing up stuff that's shot down because it's not American. So that upsets some people (that these are the AFI's rules) and gets back to Paul that way. Not really his fault, so I hope he doesn't take it as such.
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    All About Eve

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    All About Eve

    Yup, these should be the clear moments where you see that Eve is the villain. The rest can be chalked up to standard career ambition, but actively going after the husband of someone who is supposedly your friend? And doing it twice (thereby proving that it wasn't just some heat of passion thing, it's a deliberate plan)? A decent person doesn't do that. But I will say that the first time I watched All About Eve I was also totally taken in by Eve's act. It wasn't until very late (when Addison first questions her in the dressing room) that it became obvious to me she was playing everyone for suckers. Watching it back again, it seems pretty obvious from the start. But that's also the strength of the movie! It totally works either way.
  13. sycasey 2.0

    Episode 194 - Yes, Giorgio: LIVE!

    Right, all of that plus the fact that Giorgio feels the need to lie to Carla on the phone makes me think there isn't any such arrangement.
  14. sycasey 2.0

    Baywatch (2017)

    Might be tough to do, since "bad comedy" is often not in HDTGM's wheelhouse, but I would say this has a bonkers enough plot and tonal whiplash (is it a comedy? is it really?) for it to be a good candidate. Plus, it's REALLY bad. Boy is it bad.
  15. sycasey 2.0

    Episode 194 - Yes, Giorgio: LIVE!

    Garbage Pail Kids still holds that crown for me.