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Tuesday, 3 March 2015 All 
About Eve 
Eve ­ malevolent catalyst, malicious, martyr, master manipulator,  Film Background ­ 

AAE was based on a short story, 'The Wisdom Of Eve', by Mary Orr in1946 

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Mankiewicz's screenplay ­­> expanding the original narrative, recalibrating the characters and altering the  ending 
America in 1950 

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film was set only 5 years after the devastating war in History 

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many people has lost their loved ones during the war, their loss has been a raw memory and recent memory 

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Addison's  accusation  that  Eve's  invention  of  a  dead  husband  is  'an  insult to  dead  heroes  and the  women  who loves  them'  would  have resonated  with the film's first audiences (makes eve even more  of a villain ­ not   just a liar but an insensitive liar 

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america was entering into a period of unprecedented economic prosperity. 

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employment were extensive and film industry was booming 

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women of this generation were largely dependent on men, economically and socially 

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few  women  went   to  further  their  studies  (Karen)  her  degree  does  not  translate  into  a  career; instead she  paints  part­time  as  a  hobby.  the  expectation   was  that  women  become  homemakers  and  support  their  husband's aspiration, irrespective of whether they had children.  Broadway 

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considered theatrical mecca 

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competition is intense and commercial is far from guaranteed 

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New York critics are notoriously harsh and their endorsement is crucial for any new venture to prosper  (Addison) 
Genre 

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the  film  is  also   in  part  a  mortality  fable.  In  keeping   with  the didactic entertainment  style  audiences  of  the  1950s  expected,  Eve  is   punished  for  her  duplicity....

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