Sunday, August 11, 2013

All about Eve - Joseph L. Mankiewicz

There are many interpretations about "the meaning" and "the message" of All about Eve. Wikipedia collects several comments about the role of homophobia, communism, Cold War and the rivalry between Broadway and Hollywood. I'm sure all these interpretations are valid to some extent -truth is in the eye of the beholder, and all that.

My interpretation is that All about Eve talks about aging. But, for a millennial, this is also a movie about what being a woman means. Bette Davis' speech in the middle of the road (sadly, nowhere to be found) is a manifesto about the woman condition.

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