Monday, June 15, 2015

My All-Time Favorite Bette Davis On-Screen Moment?

Wow, there are just so many to choose from (scenes from "Jezebel", "Dark Victory", "Now, Voyager", "All About Eve", "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane", etc.). But if I had to pick just one it would probably be that virulent, invective-laced tirade that she directed at Leslie Howard in "Of Human Bondage". Not only was this scene as raw and emotional as it gets (without being gonzo/over the top, that is), the fact that it took place in her first starring role (and garnering her first Oscar nomination) made it even more amazing, I think. Youza.

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