Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: All About Eve and The Lost Weekend.

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From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 5pm Saturday in NZ, 3pm in Sydney and 4am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies All About Eve from 1950 and The Lost Weekend from 1945.
All About Eve is a 1950 American drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.
It is based on the 1946 short story "The Wisdom of Eve" by Mary Orr, although Orr does not receive a screen credit.
The film stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star, and Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington, an ambitious young fan who manoeuvres herself into Channing's life, ultimately threatening Channing's career and her personal relationships.
The film co-stars George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, and Hugh Marlowe, and features Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe in one of her earliest roles, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates, and Walter Hampden.
All About Eve held its world premiere in New York City on 13 October 1950.
Praised by critics at the time of its release, All About Eve received a record 14 Academy Award nominations, and won six, including Best Picture.
All About Eve is the only film in Oscar history to receive four female acting nominations (Davis and Baxter as Best Actress, Holm, and Ritter as Best Supporting Actress).
Widely considered as among the greatest films of all time, in 1990, it became one of 25 films selected for preservation in the United States Library of Congress's National Film Registry, deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
The film was ranked No. 16 on AFI's 1998 list of the 100 best American films.
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Screenplay by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Based on: The Wisdom of Eve by : Mary Orr.
Produced by: Darryl F. Zanuck.
Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, and Marilyn Monroe.
Cinematography: Milton R. Krasner.
Edited by: Barbara McLean.
Music by: Alfred Newman.
Production Company: 20th Century Fox.
Distributed by 20th Century Fox.
Release date: 13 October 1950 (New York City).
File Length: 138 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $1.4 million.
Box office: $8.4 million.
The Lost Weekend is a 1945 American film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman.
It was based on Charles R. Jackson's novel of the same name about an alcoholic writer.
The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
It also shared the Grand Prix at the first Cannes Film Festival, making it one of only three films—the other two being Marty (1955) and Parasite (2019)—to win both the Academy Award for Best Picture and the highest award at Cannes.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 97% based on 70 reviews, with an average rating of 8.4/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Director Billy Wilder's unflinchingly honest look at the effects of alcoholism may have had some of its impact blunted by time, but it remains a powerful and remarkably prescient film."
In 2011, The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
Directed by: Billy Wilder.
Screenplay by: Charles Brackett, and Billy Wilder.
Based on: The Lost Weekend by Charles R. Jackson.
Produced by: Charles Brackett.
Starring: Ray Milland, and Jane Wyman.
Cinematography: John F. Seitz.
Edited by: Doane Harrison.
Music by: Miklós Rózsa.
Colour process: Black and white.
Production Company: Paramount Pictures.
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures.
Release date: 29 November 1945.
File Length: 96 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $1.25 million.
Box office: $11,000,000 or $4.3 million (US rentals).
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