A southern belle seductress, she's everything Eve White isn't. Luther considers both Eve White and Eve Black to be incomplete and inadequate personalities. I'm Eve: The Compelling Story of the International Case Of Multiple Personality. In a trio of roles that all happen to share the same body, the actress gives a memorable and intricately nuanced series of performances. Woodward plays Eve White, a troubled housewife who begins seeing a psychiatrist. She had appeared in numerous but had only two major movie roles to her credit when she was cast. Awards and honors Woodward — at the time a relative unknown in Hollywood — won the , and later went on to play Dr.
Ultimately, however, Johnson turned to a relative newcomer to Hollywood, Joanne Woodward. Later, Jane, a third and more stable personality, emerged. Her beloved grandmother had died when she was six, and according to family custom relatives were supposed to kiss the dead person at the viewing, making it easier for them to let go. The film is based on the real-life story of a South Caroline woman who ultimately manifested 22 different personalities over her lifetime. He's stunned when she transforms before his eyes into the lascivious Eve Black, and diagnoses her as having multiple personalities.
Cleckley of the Medical College of Georgia later in , published the book in 1957, and a was released that same year. Description: 1 videodisc approximately 91 min. Credits: Produced and directed from his screenplay by Nunnally Johnson. While the book was still in press, Johnson convinced the doctors to use the title The Three Faces of Eve and adapted the work as a screenplay. What Woodward does with each of the characters she plays in the film is even more impressive now nearly sixty years later. Academy Award winner - 1957: Best actress, Joanne Woodward.
The film is directed by. It's not long before a third, calling herself Jane, also appears. Chris Costner Sizemore, I'm Eve Garden City, N. As noted, there is as well a necessary understanding that there is much about mental illness only beginning to be uncovered. He eventually prompts her to remember a traumatic event in Eve's childhood.
Luther's attempts to reconcile the three faces of Eve. David Wayne portrays Eve's husband, the third major role in the film. For the most part, clarity is exceptional, with sharp textures and patterns readily visible in characters' suits and dresses. The fascination of the psychiatrist and his colleague with the novel spectacle of a rare disease is credible and timeless. This film is highly recommended to anyone interested in the field or just understanding mental illness. From the moment we fade in, the filmmakers go out of their way to make sure that the audience is aware of the script's true life inspirations.
Luther considers both Eve White and Eve Black to be incomplete and inadequate personalities. The Book Eve White a pseudonym was referred to Thigpen and Cleckley in Augusta by her local physician in 1951. Though Eve's rapid personality switches were documented as plausible by the psychiatric establishment, some critics, including Bosley Crowther of the New York Times, took issue with this phenomenon in the film. Psychotherapy helps her to the repressed memory of an instance of childhood abuse: being forced by her mother to kiss the corpse of a dead relative. His biggest challenge was to take a fairly dry, clinical case and shape it into a plot-driven narrative that incorporated characters, dialogue, and dramatic sequences with broad commercial appeal. Cobb, Edwin Jerome, Alena Murray, Nancy Kulp, Douglas Spencer, Terry Ann Ross, Ken Scott, Mimi Gibson.
. The patient, who decided to be called Evelyn, later married Jim Lancaster, a man more understanding of her mental problems than her first husband had been, and the couple moved away from Georgia. The greyscale is perfectly balanced with bright but natural whites and deep, inky blacks that don't crush. Alistair Cooke continues to offer voice over narration intermittently, helping to clue us in on time shifts and advances in Eve's unfortunate predicament. Neither Thigpen nor Cleckley attended her lecture, and she did not visit them, having earlier accused them of exploiting her story in both book and film. Cooke assures audiences that the story is true and that much of the dialogue comes directly from the clinical record, and his running narration throughout the film further adds to its documentary tone. Cobb because her behavior has been strange.
She came to Augusta seeking relief from headaches and blackouts. As she developed physically into a woman her personalities also grow up along with her. The book recounts in detail the case of Eve White, a young housewife locked in an unhappy marriage to a well-meaning, but overwhelmed, husband. Miller — Your Ultimate No. There are, in the course of the film, melodramatic episodes. The E-mail message field is required.
Woodward won the 1957 for her performance. Eve Black knows everything about Eve White, but Eve White is unaware of Eve Black. To the director's credit, there's even a particularly striking camera movement in the third act, that's made all the more powerful thanks to its deliberate break from Nunnally Johnson's otherwise subdued style. Actually Parker does more transformations from one personality to the other within a scene. Eve's unhealthy marriage disintegrates when she chooses to remain in therapy rather than move away with her violent husband.