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Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits. Johnson considered Woodward's own Georgia background to be a major asset in playing this fellow southerner. Most of the filming took place over two months in the spring of , with a few exterior scenes shot in Savannah. The film premiered at the Miller Theater in Augusta on September 18, The reviews were mixed, but generally good.
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. Critics also faulted the film for wavering unevenly between stark drama and comedy. What everyone did agree upon was Joanne Woodward's superb performance, in which her masterful changes of facial expression, voice, and body language evoke the three personalities.
Although the film did only modest business at the box office, it has since come to be considered a "classic" and is shown regularly on television. In "Evelyn Lancaster," with James Poling, wrote The Final Face of Eve , a perhaps prematurely titled book that attempts to fill in details of Eve's life from the patient's point of view.
The book was moderately successful, though many critics regarded it as a dramatized rehashing of Thigpen and Cleckley's original account. A greater milestone occurred in , when Christine Costner Sizemore finally threw off all pseudonyms to reveal herself as the subject of Thigpen and Cleckley's work in her memoir, I'm Eve.
In a second book, A Mind of My Own , Costner Sizemore further elaborates on her final emergence from MPD in , revealing that she was treated by seven other psychiatrists and exhibited twenty-two other personalities after leaving Georgia. Costner Sizemore became a mental health advocate, and in she returned to Augusta on a speaking tour.
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. In September she returned to Augusta once again to attend the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the film, an event held at the Imperial Theater. The Miller Theater was undergoing renovations at the time of the celebration. In an interview published the following year, Costner Sizemore describes Thigpen's diagnosis and treatment of her condition as "courageous" and credits him with beginning the process that ultimately restored her to health.
Hide Caption. Perhaps the greatest strength of the modern mental health system lies in its acknowledgment of its limitations, in terms of both misguided history and the knowledge yet to be obtained. Fortunately, many forms of criminality once considered mere expressions of deviance or evil are now known to be dysfunctions of the brain, often created by chemical imbalances.
It is chilling today to realize that, not many decades ago, seriously ill people underwent routine, and nearly barbaric, lobotomies. The brain was, then, seen as the center of the problem, but the unconscionable solution was simply to cut sections of it out. The Three Faces of Eve. Multiple Personality Disorder. The Three Faces of Eve is typical movie for students to understand for multiple personality disorder. Based on a true study, this film reveals a famous case history of multiple personality disorder.
Get well soon, Garry! Tracklisting : 1. Heart attack 2. Social overload 3. Pain and misery 4. Voices 5. Door to hell 6. World circus 7. False prophets 9. Haunted earth Bonus tracks : Demo: Heart Attack Eve went to the Doctor complaining of headaches and blackouts, when the Dr could find nothing physically wrong, he sent her to a psychologist, where a separate personality "came out" it was interesting to read how it happened and how she existed with 2 then 3 personalities, but it wasn't quite the story I was expecting.
Since it wasn't written as a novel, or biography, but more like the therapists writing an arti I read a Reader's digest version.
Since it wasn't written as a novel, or biography, but more like the therapists writing an article for a journal. I still found it interesting reading though. Jan 22, Suzlizjohnson rated it really liked it. Other books based on multi-personality But then I was only 17 when I read it..
I am so glad I finally got to read it. Jan 22, christi. I went through a phase after I read Sybil where I became obsessed with cases of dual and multiple personalites. This was part deux of my two-part string of similar reads given to me as a most thoughtful Christmas present. It was only a little dissapointing in light of the previous book on the subject.
Still, extremely provoking. Oct 02, Holli rated it it was amazing Shelves: nonfiction-auto-plus-biography , nonfiction-psychology. This was a fascinating insight into the mind of someone with multiple personality disorder.
I'm not sure how much it was sensationalized, but it was from the psychologist's perspective, and melded the language of professional psychology with a really engaging account of the patient. I thought it was great. Greatful to have had the opportunity to read this book!
Out of print and so hard to find I was estatic to get my hands on it. It was overall a very good book but the best parts were somewhere in the middle. Dissapointing end to a historical work. Feb 05, Dr. With one parent in psychology one was bound to hear much about this story, depicting a true story about a woman with a fragmented persona, due to trauma of events of her childhood, and her miraculous seeming recovery after almost accidental clue to the root of the problem.
It seemed so familiar even before reading, although perhaps I read Sybil before this. Sep 27, Sue Bridgwater rated it did not like it.
I read this book years ago as a teenager and was riveted by its strange story. Years later, learning about the adverse effect on 'Eve' and her family of the book and the subsequent film, I was shocked. I think it should be left in obscurity. Shelves: science , plain-ol-nonfiction. I was obsessed with this book in high school, and had my sights set on a career in psychology because of it.
I've since taken a completely different direction in life, but this book remains a fascinating remnant of my old life. Definitely an interesting read.
Fantastic movie adaptation, as well. It was interesting in parts, but it focused on a lot of psycho dynamic aspects as was common in the time it was written.The Three Faces of Eve Premiere Century Fox purchased the film rights to the book at the urging of Nunnally Johnson, who had obtained the galley proofs in 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.