The Art of Cinema #261


All About Eve
(Joseph L. Mankiewicz; 1950)

2 comments:

Achteinhalb said...

Great poster.

And quite interesting to see Erich Kästner top billed as author of the German dubbing version.

In the US he is mainly known as author of "The Parent Trap" ("Das doppelte Lottchen"), and for writing books like "Emil und die Detektive" or "Pünktchen und Anton", which were quite often filmed, even in Japan.

He also wrote film history as a screenwriter for the UFA-film "Münchhausen" (1943, starring Hans Albers), one of the most expensive (and best loved) movies during the Nazi-era.

But since he was banned by the Nazis and Goebbles for being "entartet" ("not suitable for German aryan art") he had to use a pseudonym and called himself "Berthold Bürger" (= Berthold Citizen).

His children´s books are really great and still quite popular here in Germany.

swac said...

Now I can't get the song "Eva, Eva Uber Alles" out of my head.