The Lady Eve

Was watching The Lady Eve again on DVD with the commentary on, and the girl (whoever she is) pointed out how Stanwyck at least twice directs the action going on onscreen, and how the question of her identity--who is she, is she telling the truth or pretending--reflects the general question of illusion and reality in films in general (not to mention Fonda's insistence on the difference between ale and beer--which he's not sure of himself). Wonderful stuff. Plus Stanwyck is to stand tall for.

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