film and gender

1- Which claims made in the chapter from Film Theory (“Cinema as Mirror and Face” elsaesser.film theory.pdfPreview the document) can fruitfully be applied to All About Eve? (2-3 sentences)

2- Write briefly about how Almodovar treats gender and sexual identity: how would he define them? (2-4 sentences) Here again is his dedication: “To all actresses who have played actresses. To all women who act. To men who act and become women. To all the people who want to be mothers. To my mother”.

3- Write about the phenomenon of mimicry, especially as it relates to gender identity, as it is represented in both films. (1 paragraph)

the elsaesser document will be posted

source 1 All About Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1951)
source 2 All About My Mother (Pedro Almodovar, 1999)