Waves Of Love

Meanjin Company Ltd
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Meanjin, 2010, 69 (3), pp. 75 - 81
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I cant remember exactly when I first saw All about Eve, the 1950 Holly- wood masterpiece written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter. I suspect it was sometime on latenight television in the mid 1970s. In those pre-VHS, pre-DVD, pre-internet days, my insatiable hunger for images could only be really satisfied by one source: movies, watched at the cinema and the drive in, but especially at home on television. As a young teenager I would spend countless hours in the living room, sprawled on the floor in front of our already ancient three-in-one entertainment unit watching anything and everything, from Carry On films to courtroom dramas with Gregory Peck. At that age I didnt look for understanding as a whole, and often didnt care if I didnt understand anything much at all. It was the window on other worlds that mattered. It was the endless succession of other universes, peopled by characters wearing everything from togas to tuxedos.
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