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“All Abound Eve”

All about Eve is a dramatic film in the fifties, that got many academy awards nominations, and won six of the fourteen nominations. I have always enjoyed, the slow transition of changing a character during a film or TV series, I am fully aware it is no easy task, and the character with the most settle, yet enormous change during this film has definitely have to be Anne Baxter. The beginning of the movie was very dull for her character, there was nothing really outstanding about it, and made me question why this actress was nominated for an academy award. Her counterpart, Bette Davis would easily catch my attention because of her cockiness, and Anne Baxter's fascination with Bette Davis's character certainly made Bette Davis a lot more interesting. However during the course of this film, it was all about Eve.
So, the film starts with a ceremony, introducing pretty much all the characters, and making sure you notice how Eve receives the award, then the film proceeds with a flash back, explaining how all these characters got together in this same room. As for now Eve is introduced as a humble and respectful character, her fascination for Margo and her plays drive her to meeting Margo one day. When she does Eve tells Margo and her friends about her sad story, but since the character is so dull, up to this point, it didn't affect me one bit, She eventually becomes her secretary/maid which proceeds doing anything she can to please her Idol. Margo realizes her real maid, doesn't really like Eve and asks why. Her maid, fully aware of Eve's intentions, tells her how Eve is studying her every move and can lead to her fall in carrier. This baffles Margo, yet kept this comment in mind and was more aware of Eve overall. During this time Eve has been still a dull character, a normal kid just wanting to do any errand for her idol, very humble, and respectful towards Margo and anyone who Margo seems to know. Everyone seems to care and notice about Eve by this time in the movie and her character is starting to loosen up a lot more. Bette Davis's emotions begin to get a settle change, she begins to talk to a lot more of Margo's friends, and seems to be pushing Margo away from her circle.
Margo gets drunk in a party and yells at everyone because of the discomfort of she has about herself, specially about her age. This is when, the Drama is a lot more noticeable, Margo has discomfort with her emotions and Bette Davis is part of it, she knows its an important time in her career, and has a script written for a play specifically for Margo yet she doesn't feel like shes young enough to do so, there are plenty of other girls that can do that and even better. As for now she just displays this emotion with anger, her friends begin to think differently of Margo, saying how they are tired of how she treats them, Margo then goes up to sleep. Later on in the film, Margo is late for an audition, 2 hours late to be exact, and Bette Davis was elected to do Margo's paper since she is her student and does an excellent job, everyone is astonished for how well she did and got the paper, and Margo did not like this one bit. Bette Davis's character later on finally making her own decisions, she is finally portrayed as a rising star for her talent and the news notices this so she gets an interview, and Bette Davis talks wrongly about Margo this makes everyone dislike Bette Davis's character. Bette Davis confesses to Margo's friend about her taking Margo place in the upcoming play written specifically for Margo, and wants her to tell Addison.
Bette Davis is revealed as a impostor, Eve isn't her real name, and she made up her sad story just so Margo can take her, her acting is on point, all her emotions are connected to what an insane person with a master plan would do and act, after someone discovered her real intentions. Bette Davis crying and rolling on the bed, like a little girl was an excellent addition. Eve finally does the show and wins the award back to where we began, and now even after Eve's appreciations during her speech, nobody seemed to care about her. Towards the end Eve finds a young girl in her house, and she acclaims she is a great fan of her and is willing to do whatever Eve wants, and Eve falls for her lies, just like Margo did. Ironic ending.

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