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The Three Faces of Eve
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This special edition from Fox part of its "Studio Classics" collection includes a commentary by film historian Aubrey Solomon. Solomon's commentary provides precise and fascinating tidbits about how the film varied from the book and from the real case in addition to the usual background on the production of the movie. There's also a Movietone News Reel included of the Academy Awards (Joanne Woodward won for Best Actress). The original theatrical trailer is included and the restored image and sound are quite good.
Well worth picking up for fans of classic Hollywood movies from the 50's. My only complaint is Fox should have done a featurette on the making of the movie with interviews of Woodward and others and/or an alternate commentary track from the actress discussing the making of the movie.
The story concerns a meek young married woman called Eve White (Joanne Woodward) who begins to have regular consultations with Dr Luther (Lee J. Cobb) when she starts experiencing moments of blackout and amnesia, which are later discovered to be the manifestations of multiple personality disorder. When Eve White passes out, the more-seductive and confident Eve Black emerges and wreaks her own kind of havoc. Then there is the third personality, the well-grounded and assured Jane. All three fight for the ultimate and permanent control of Eve White's body, but only one will win...
Joanne Woodward's performance is truly phenomenal. She deserved her Oscar win and then some. Lee J. Cobb is fantastic as the patient Dr Luther with David Wayne as Eve White's bewildered husband. This was based on the well-documented medical case of Chris Costner-Sizemore, a woman with several fragmented personalities who later successfully recovered from her illness. The bulk of the dialogue comes verbatim from the original medical case-notes by Corbett H. Thigpen MD and Hervey M. Cleckley MD.
Also featuring Edwin Jerome, Nancy Kulp and Douglas Spencer. (Single-sided, dual-layer disc).
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A TRUE CLASSIC ABOUT CHILD ABUSE & SPLINTTERING OF A YOUNG GIRLS PERSONALITY INTO MULTIPLES WHO TOOK CARE OF EACH OTHER THOUGH THEY SHARED THE SAME BODY.Published 2 months ago by REEL RELIEF
A true cinema classic! Joanne Woodward is sensational, and Lee J Cobb (though he doesn't get star billing) is equally good. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Peter J. Macdonald
This movie was fantastic it was a true story of a person with three personalities very well put togetherPublished 3 months ago by rene lewis
Did not come with original movie art work as shown on this cover. Came with a black and grey cover with Joanne Woodward in a director's chair. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michele Simon
great movie! My 15 year old daughter loved it as well. Good acting!Published 6 months ago by April Kahler
Joanne Woodward does an amazing job of portraying the life of a woman with multiple personality. The film demonstrates the three distinct woman living in one body. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Betty L. Durazo