Thursday, July 7

Mildred Pierce - Kate Winslet (Miniseries - Todd Haynes, 2011)

"Fidelity may be a buttress of marriage, but it is sometimes a burden on film adaptations. And 'Mildred Pierce,' a beautifully made mini-series that begins Sunday on HBO and stars Kate Winslet, proves the point. It’s a five-part drama that is loyally, unwaveringly true to James M. Cain’s 1941 novel and somehow not nearly as satisfying as the 1945 film noir that took shameless liberties with plot, characters and settings. The Hollywood version compressed the Depression-era drama into a soapy 1940s murder mystery. ..."
NY Times: A Mother’s Love, Unrequited
New Yorker: This Woman’s Work
Is HBO's 'Mildred Pierce' a masterpiece?
Salon: “Mildred Pierce” is a quiet, heartbreaking masterpiece
W - Mildred Pierce (Miniseries - Todd Haynes, 2011)
W - Mildred Pierce, James M. Caine
YouTube: Mildred Pierce Trailer #1 (HBO), Trailer #2 (HBO)

2016 April: Carol (2015), 2016 April: Far from Heaven - Todd Haynes (2002)